have heart failure

have heart failure

To be shocked, frightened, or upset suddenly and to an extreme degree. Often used with "nearly," "almost," or some similar modifier. Adrian's parents almost had heart failure when he told them he was dropping out of college. I just about had heart failure when you snuck up on me like that!
See also: failure, have, heart
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that around 5.7 million people have heart failure in the United States, where the condition contributed to 1 in 9 deaths in 2009.
One hundred and three (65%) patients had heart failure while 56 (35%) patients didn't have heart failure. More over in our study 124 (78%) patients had Intraventricular dyssynchrony while 35(22%) patients didn't have Intraventricular dyssynchrony.
In the United States, approximately 5 million people have heart failure and each year 550,000 are newly diagnosed with this condition1.
"If I think the patient may have heart failure, I'll also order a BNP or NT-proBNP test.
"If I think the patient may have heart failure I'll also order a BNP or NT-proBNP test.
"There are lots of people walking around with this variant who don't have heart failure," Dorn said.
More than five million Americans have heart failure, a condition that accounts for more than one million hospitalizations annually, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
"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.
Despite the diagnosis in the discharge summary; three patients were judged not to have heart failure based on consultant comments in the case notes.
Between 2 to 3 million Americans have heart failure, and 400,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
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.
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