At last it is too much, and she dies of heart-failure at forty years of age.
heart-failure, the burst of some blood-vessel in the brain—I never learned.
Dr. Thill was ready to give a certificate that Persis had died of heart-failure.
Rickenson, who bore up gamely to the last, collapsed from heart-failure.
And fantasy of this kind consorts but ill with a scheme that embraces such realities as heart-failure and typhus.
heart-failure, after intense excitement, had ended this life for Uncle Mo.
The doctor calls them 'heart-failure' in his certificate; and he is quite accurate.
The coroner would call it heart-failure, of course; and that was what threatened Bowles.
As it happened, however, the hapless Spaniard collapsed as though he were struck dead by heart-failure or apoplexy.
The engines left off; the Kaiser's speed, as from heart-failure, gave in, died away.
heart failure n.
A condition marked by weakness, edema, and shortness of breath that is caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation in the peripheral tissues and the lungs. Also called cardiac insufficiency, congestive heart failure, myocardial insufficiency.
The resulting clinical syndrome, consisting of shortness of breath, pitting edema, enlarged tender liver, engorged neck veins, and pulmonary rales.
|heart failure |
An acute or chronic inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation to the peripheral tissues and the lungs, usually characterized by fatigue, edema, and shortness of breath. Heart failure has many causes, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, and cardiomyopathy. Also called congestive heart failure.