Meaning of “heart attack” in the English Dictionary

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"heart attack" in British English

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heart attacknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhɑːt əˌtæk/ us /ˈhɑːrt əˌtæk/

B1 a serious medical condition in which the heart does not get enough blood, causing great pain and often leading to death:

John had a heart attack three years ago.

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(Definition of “heart attack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heart attack" in American English

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heart attacknoun [ C ]

us /ˈhɑrt̬ əˌtæk/

a sudden and serious physical change in which the heart does not get enough blood, causing damage to the heart and sometimes death:

He’d survived two heart attacks and was very careful about what he ate.

(Definition of “heart attack” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)