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heart attack

noun

Simple Definition of heart attack

  • : a sudden painful and dangerous condition in which your heart stops beating properly

Full Definition of heart attack

  1. :  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

Examples of heart attack

  1. Her chest pains turned out to be caused by a minor heart attack.

  2. He died of a massive heart attack.



1928

First Known Use of heart attack

1928


Medical Dictionary

heart attack

noun

Medical Definition of heart attack

  1. :  an acute episode of heart disease marked by the death or damage of heart muscle due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle usually as a result of a coronary thrombosis or a coronary occlusion and that is characterized especially by chest pain—called also myocardial infarction; compare angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, heart failure 1





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