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heart attacknoun [C]

uk   /ˈhɑːt əˌtæk/  us   /ˈhɑːrt əˌtæk/
B1 a ​seriousmedicalcondition in which the ​heart does not get enough ​blood, ​causinggreatpain and often ​leading to ​death: John had a ​heartattack three ​years ago.

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

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heart attacknoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑrt̬ əˌtæk/
a ​sudden and ​seriousphysicalchange 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.
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Translations of “heart attack”
in Arabic أزمة قَلبِيّة, نوبة قَلبِيّة…
in Korean 심장 마비…
in Portuguese ataque cardíaco…
in Catalan atac de cor…
in Japanese 心臓発作, 心臓まひ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心脏病发作, 心肌梗死…
in Turkish kalp krizi…
in Russian инфаркт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心臟病發作, 心肌梗塞…
in Italian infarto…
in Polish zawał (serca), atak serca…
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