- heart attack
- nouna sudden severe instance of abnormal heart function• Hypernyms: ↑attack, ↑heart failure, ↑coronary failure• Part Meronyms: ↑coronary thrombosis, ↑coronary, ↑myocardial infarction, ↑myocardial infarct, ↑MI
* * *noun, pl ⋯ -tacks [count]: a sudden painful and dangerous condition in which your heart stops beating properly
Her chest pains turned out to be caused by a minor heart attack.
He died of a massive heart attack.
He fell off the swing and nearly gave me a heart attack. [=scared me very badly]
* * *ˈheart attack [heart attack] nouna sudden serious medical condition in which the heart stops working normally, sometimes causing deathCollocations:IllnessesBecoming illcome down with a cold/the flu/(BrE) flucontract a deadly disease/a serious illness/HIV/AIDSbe infected with a virus/a parasite/HIVdevelop cancer/diabetes/a rash/an ulcer/symptoms of hepatitishave a heart attack/a strokeprovoke/trigger/produce an allergic reactionblock/burst/rupture a blood vesseldamage/sever a nerve/an artery/a tendonBeing illhave a head cold/diabetes/heart disease/lung cancer/a headache/(BrE) a high temperature/(NAmE) a feversuffer from asthma/malnutrition/frequent headaches/bouts of depression/a mental disordernurse a cold/a headache/a hangoverbattle/fight cancer/depression/addiction/alcoholismTreatmentsexamine a patientdiagnose a condition/disease/disorderbe diagnosed with cancer/diabetes/schizophreniaprescribe/be given/be on/take drugs/medicine/medication/pills/painkillers/antibioticstreat sb for cancer/depression/shockhave/undergo an examination/an operation/surgery/a kidney transplant/therapy/chemotherapy/treatment for cancercure a disease/an ailment/cancer/a headache/a patientprevent the spread of disease/further outbreaks/damage to the lungsenhance/boost/confer/build immunity to a diseaseExample Bank:
He suffered a fatal heart attack while cycling.
She died of a massive heart attack.
You're going to give me a heart attack one of these days!
Useful english dictionary. 2012.