heart disease


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heart disease

n.
A structural or functional abnormality of the heart, or of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning.

heart′ disease`


n.
any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in 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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He was in the last stages of heart disease, and just before I could show him what I thought of him he went off.
Perhaps you have heart disease," said the Tin Woodman.
Pardon me, Most Royal Ozma," replied one of her generals; "but I find that I and my brother officers all suffer from heart disease, and the slightest excitement might kill us.
There's no question of heart disease here," he explained.
Little Wilkins would have been quite content to let it go at heart disease.
If it's particularly agreeable to you to have heart disease, why, I'll try and maintain you have it," said St.
But you forget," returned the Woozy; "my tremendous growl would also frighten you, and if you happen to have heart disease you might expire.
Men who die from heart disease, or any sudden natural cause, never by any chance exhibit agitation upon their features.
He fell dead at the end of the alley from heart disease and terror.
Through the connivance of the police and the authorities, it was given out to the world as heart disease.
For more than two years I have been suffering under an insidious form of heart disease, which, without any symptoms to alarm me, has, by little and little, fatally broken me down.
My mother's a chronic invalid, and I'm always expecting to be told that I've got heart disease myself.