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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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However, it's quite possible to have a heart attack and never have any chest pain.
The researchers studied patients with different severities of coronary disease who had or had not suffered a heart attack.
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.
Some people have a heart attack without having any symptoms (a "silent" myocardial infraction).
In the German study of patients who had a heart attack, researchers found the patients to be more than three times as likely to have been in traffic within an hour of the onset of their heart attack.
He's now grateful his quick-thinking caregivers rushed him to a newly established acute heart attack care facility at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where he received an emergency balloon angioplasty.
Nearly one-third of heart attack patients don't realize what's happening to them and so get no treatment within the 2-day timeframe, says Judith S.
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.
Studies find that between 75 and 100 milligrams, known as "low-dose aspirin therapy," is enough to reduce the risk for heart attack or angina.
With these data we believe we can design a highly sensitive information-rich Phase III trial for the prevention of heart attack that will require only a fraction of the number of participants that would be needed for a traditional trial.
It wasn't long before she started experiencing classic symptoms of a heart attack.
In a large Italian study, 2,800 heart attack survivors were given a daily dose of fish oil that contained 850 milligrams of omega-3 fats.