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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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But despite improvements in treatment and diagnosis, around a third of heart attacks are fatal.
To reach the conclusion, researchers reviewed cases of heart attack through the KORA registry in Augsburg, Southern Germany between February 1999 and December 2003.
3) Ultrasound technician Anna Terbarsegyan examines Cynthia Impens, 48, of Valencia, who survived a heart attack and now has semiannual appointments with her cardiologist.
Half a century ago, a California general practitioner named Lawrence Craven noticed that none of the 400 men he prescribed aspirin for had suffered heart attacks.
Even though you may be thin, if your mother died of a heart attack or had a stroke or has hypertension or diabetes, you should be tested, especially in families where heart disease is common," says Francis.
The American Heart Association has concluded that if your risk of having a first heart attack is 10 percent or more over the next ten years, then the benefits of aspirin outweigh the risks, whether you're a man or woman," says Hennekens.
As a result, most heart attack victims wait 2 or more hours after their symptoms begin before they seek medical help.
Survivors of an acute myocardial infarction or heart attack have a seven-to-tenfold greater risk for the development of symptomatic heart failure.
Men presenting heart disease risk factors can take a proactive role in decreasing their likelihood of having a heart attack.
The golden opportunity is that one- to two-hour period after the onset of the heart attack,'' said Dr.
High accumulations of platelets can trigger a heart attack in people who have coronary artery disease.
The sooner a heart attack is detected, the lower your odds of permanent damage or death.