from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sudden interruption or insufficiency of the supply of blood to the heart, typically resulting from occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery and often characterized by severe chest pain. Also called myocardial infarction.
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- n. An acute myocardial infarction, sometimes fatal, caused by the sudden occurrence of coronary thrombosis, which obstructs the blood supply to the heart and leads to necrosis of heart muscle tissue.
- n. Death or failure.
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- n. a sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function
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