Heart failure/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Heart failure.

Defective cardiac filling and/or impaired contraction and emptying, resulting in the heart's inability to pump a sufficient amount of blood to meet the needs of the body tissues or to be able to do so only with an elevated filling pressure.

This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2015), Heart failure (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.