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heart attack

noun

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

Full Definition of HEART ATTACK

:  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.

First Known Use of HEART ATTACK

1928
Medical Dictionary

heart attack

noun

Medical Definition of HEART ATTACK

:  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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