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 Dictionary entry overview: What does heart disease mean? 

  The noun HEART DISEASE has 1 sense:

1. a disease of the heart

  Familiarity information: HEART DISEASE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A disease of the heart

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


cardiopathy; heart condition; heart disease

Hypernyms ("heart disease" is a kind of...):

cardiovascular disease (a disease of the heart or blood vessels)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "heart disease"):

angina; angina pectoris (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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