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heart attack:

see under infarctioninfarction,
blockage of blood circulation to a localized area or organ of the body resulting in tissue death. Infarctions commonly occur in the spleen, kidney, lungs, brain, and heart.
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heart attack

any sudden severe instance of abnormal heart functioning, esp coronary thrombosis
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It has been said that dominant right coronary artery heart attacks are more likely to cause nausea, vomiting, and a cold sweat.
These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable.
Now the British Heart Foundation (BHF), says urgent research is needed to target causes of heart attack amid news that thousands of people under the age of 75 suffered fatal heart attacks in 2014.
While it is unusual, a heart attack can also be caused by a spasm of a coronary artery, reducing blood supply to the heart muscle (ischemia).
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Being in heavy traffic triples your risk of heart attack within one hour, warn researchers.
Moline, Vardanian and Impens were all in their 40s when their heart attacks hit.
After the tests, the men who had had a stressful event before their heart attacks took longer to stabilize their systolic blood pressures--the high number of the two readings--and heart rate than did the other men, Steptoe and his colleagues report in an upcoming Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In an attempt to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and other smoking-related illnesses, Pueblo introduced a ban 1 July 2003 on smoking in all indoor public areas within the city limits.
While there's no question that women with diabetes should take a daily, low-dose aspirin, a study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March found that low-dose aspirin did not appear to prevent first heart attacks in healthy women ages 45 to 65, although it did significantly reduce their risk of ischemic stroke.
An immediate 40 percent drop in heart attacks across the whole population also implies a much quicker and larger risk reduction than is seen in studies of people who quit smoking.
People who have suffered a heart attack, especially diabetics, will most likely have future heart attacks.
Fish oil may act quickly by preventing sudden death heart attacks.