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A structural or functional abnormality of the heart, or of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning.
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any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning.
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|Noun||1.||heart disease - a disease of the heart|
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
coronary heart disease - a heart disease due to an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart
angina pectoris, angina - a heart condition marked by paroxysms of chest pain due to reduced oxygen to the heart
cardiomyopathy, myocardiopathy - a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
coronary failure, heart failure - inability of the heart to pump enough blood to sustain normal bodily functions
valvular heart disease - heart disease caused by stenosis of the cardiac valves and obstructed blood flow or caused by degeneration and blood regurgitation
rheumatic heart disease - heart disease caused by recurrent episodes of rheumatic fever; characterized by changes in the myocardium or scarring of the heart valves that reduce the power of the heart to pump blood
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