Heart attack

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Definition

a heart attack: a cardiac arrest, a medical problem when the heart stops
idiom
Don't scare me like that! You almost gave me a heart attack.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Ah! You nearly gave me a heart attack!
US: You'll have a heart attack if you keep eating so much fat.
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Examples

  • "You're gonna give yourself a heart attack!"
  • "Bruno : You almost gave me a heart attack!"
  • "heart attack while saving orphans from a fire."
  • "I have your cause of death listed as a heart attack."
  • "You may or may not be aware that Icarus' late father, Archibald Cuthbert Quincy, died of a heart attack when Icarus was only 12."
  • "His heart attack was caused by high blood pressure brought on by his high-stress job."
  • "Smithson argues that stress starts to pose serious threats such as permanent damage to brain cells (which has linked high stress levels to alzheimer's disease and strokes) and high blood pressure (the link between stress and heart attacks) only when the stress is allowed to build up over a long period of time."
  • "Rupert : Well, if the fox hasn't had a heart attack from running, then it is usually eaten alive by the dogs."
  • "Philip : Heart attack?"
  • "You'll give yourself a heart attack!"

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