heart attack

heart attack
noun Date: 1928 an acute episode of heart disease marked by the death or damage of heart muscle due to insufficient blood supply to the heart usually as a result of a coronary thrombosis or a coronary occlusion and that is characterized especially by chest pain — called also myocardial infarction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heart attack — heart attacks 1) N COUNT If someone has a heart attack, their heart begins to beat very irregularly or stops completely. He died of a heart attack brought on by overwork. 2) N SING: a N (emphasis) If you say that someone will have a heart attack… …   English dictionary

  • heart attack — heart at.tack n 1.) a sudden serious medical condition in which someone s heart stops working normally, causing them great pain have/suffer a heart attack 2.) give sb/have a heart attack informal to make someone suddenly feel frightened,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heart attack — heart at,tack noun count * an occasion when someone suddenly has a lot of pain in their chest and their heart stops working: He died of a heart attack. One of the passengers suffered a heart attack …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heart attack — heart′ attack n. 1) pat any sudden insufficiency of oxygen supply to the heart that results in heart muscle damage; myocardial infarction 2) pat any sudden disruption of heart function …   From formal English to slang

  • heart attack — ☆ heart attack n. any sudden instance of the blood supply to the heart muscle itself becoming inadequate, resulting in heart muscle damage; esp., CORONARY THROMBOSIS …   English World dictionary

  • heart attack — [n] acute myocardial infarction angina pectoris, cardiac arrest, cardiovascular disease, coronary, coronary thrombosis; concept 308 …   New thesaurus

  • heart attack — ► NOUN ▪ a sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis …   English terms dictionary

  • Heart attack — The death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. The loss of blood supply is usually caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery, one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart muscle. Death of the heart muscle, in turn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • heart attack — noun a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function • Hypernyms: ↑attack, ↑heart failure, ↑coronary failure • Part Meronyms: ↑coronary thrombosis, ↑coronary, ↑myocardial infarction, ↑myocardial infar …   Useful english dictionary

  • heart attack — Pathol. damage to an area of heart muscle that is deprived of oxygen, usually due to blockage of a diseased coronary artery, typically accompanied by chest pain radiating down one or both arms, the severity of the attack varying with the extent… …   Universalium

  • Heart Attack — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Heart Attack – Die Bombe im Körper Originaltitel Dead in a Heartbeat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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