pump failure

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pump fail·ure

a term used to emphasize mechanical default of the heart as a pump; in acute myocardial infarction, pump failure signifies congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or cardiogenic shock. Compare: electrical failure.
Synonym(s): power failure

pump failure

A colloquial term for cardiac failure.
See: cardiac failure
See also: failure
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