give someone heart failure

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give someone heart failure

Frighten or startle someone very much, as in You nearly gave me heart failure when you told me you were quitting. It is also put as have heart failure, meaning "be frightened or startled," as in I just about had heart failure when I heard about her accident. These hyperbolic terms allude to the life-threatening physical condition in which the heart fails to pump blood at an adequate rate or stops altogether. Also see heart misses a beat.
See also: failure, give, heart
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In contrast to these new findings regarding HCT and risk of new-onset heart failure, numerous studies have shown that in patients who already have heart failure, a low HCT is associated with an increased risk of heart failure hospitalization as well as all-cause mortality.
The hardest part is telling someone they have heart failure, because they cannot recover.
For example, participants taking chlorthalidone were 38 percent less likely to have heart failure compared with those taking amlodipine.
There are lots of people walking around with this variant who don't have heart failure," Dorn said.
Many people are not aware they have heart failure because the symptoms are often mistaken for signs of getting older.
Between 2 to 3 million Americans have heart failure, and 400,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
5-fold increased risk for later developing diabetes, compared with the people who did not have heart failure.