heart attack


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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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So heart attack victims who survive their heart attack should not squander such a big blessing by going back to their wanton ways once they feel better.
The survey also revealed that more than 80% initially failed to realise they may be having a heart attack, with more than one in three (35%) mistaking their symptoms for indigestion.
The faster people seek medical help after suffering a suspected heart attack, the better their chances of recovery
"Despite knowing some of the lifestyle and genetic factors that increase the risk of heart attack, we still have no way to stop the furring of the arteries in coronary heart disease that is responsible for causing so many heart attacks.
They did not include people who got infected with HIV by injecting drugs or people who already had a heart attack. For each HIV-positive person, the investigators selected 4 people from the ongoing Copenhagen General Population Study.
Although medical research has significantly improved heart attack survival rates through better diagnosis and treatments, BHF, which funds PS6m of research in the North East, says more research is urgently needed to save lives and combat the main cause of heart attack - coronary heart disease (CHD).
However, the BHF says very little is known about atherosclerosis, the process that causes narrowing of the coronary arteries and potentially-fatal heart attacks.
Every 20 minutes, someone in Scotland has a heart attack. Almost 26,000 people were treated in Scottish hospitals in 2013-2014 - up 4000 on the year before.
"Ultimately, our goal is to develop a test that predicts when a heart attack is going to occur in patients with heart disease," said lead researcher Dr Oxana Galenko, from the Intermountain Medical Centre Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, US.
Experts have long understood that one person's heart attack (or myocardial infarction) can be very different from another's, and indeed the very definition of heart attack is undergoing new scrutiny.
Chest discomfort or pain is a key warning symptom of a heart attack. Heart attack symptoms include:
Synopsis: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data underscore the extent to which heart attack incidence is related to age, gender, and education.