Definition of congestive heart failure in US English:

congestive heart failure


  • A weakness of the heart that leads to a buildup of fluid in the lungs and surrounding body tissues.

    • ‘Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, or kidney failure.’
    • ‘As such, researchers have looked to the potential of stem cells as a treatment for congestive heart failure and other heart disease.’
    • ‘This is the most frequent congenital heart disease causing congestive heart failure in infancy.’
    • ‘This form is irreversible and leads to congestive heart failure.’
    • ‘What is the difference between congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure?’