heart block

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heart block recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
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Quotations

  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood%20Broun
    “Hell is paved with great granite blocks hewn from the hearts of those who said, I can do no other.”

Usage

In literature:

And there was a great cavity in the heart of the amber block.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
Currito was an idler, a good-for-nothing, a very block of wood, but he had an affectionate and loyal heart.
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
It was but a short time before the little heart-shaped block began to move.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
Were stones that blocked th' outpourings of his heart.
"Provocations" by Sibyl Bristowe
We rushed out and blocked up the passage, and they lost heart and retreated to the upper landing.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
He reaches for the heart-shaped wooden block hanging above the cell.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
For Block, besides being sheriff, owned both the Palace and the Happy Heart.
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
In his heart the fond father realized the force of the taunt, and knew why he was blocking that trail so resolutely.
"King Spruce, A Novel" by Holman Day
Marion looked from the loops of the block-house, and saw the departure of her lover and Frankfort with an aching heart.
"Jasper Lyle" by Harriet Ward
As Belle-Ann sat on the horse-block her little heart was prey to many emotions, and she was well-nigh reduced to tears.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
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In poetry:

I took my heart from the fire of love,
Molten and warm not yet shaped clear.
And tempered it to steel of proof
Upon the anvil-block of fear.
"The Volunteer" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
But hushed the beating heart we knew,
That heart so tender, brave, and true,
Firm as the rooted mountain rock,
Pure as the quarry's whitest block!
"Hymn For The Inauguration Of The Statue Of Governor Andrew" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let eyes grow dim and heart grow faint,
And friendship fail and love betray,
Let Fate its hundred horrors send,
And clotted darkness block the way.
"The Song Of The Free" by Swami Vivekananda
I block the roads, and drift the fields with snow;
I chase the wild-fowl from the frozen fen;
My frosts congeal the rivers in their flow,
My fires light up the hearths and hearts of men.
"In The Harbour: The Poet's Calendar" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Kenneth Kent performs a "routine" angioplasty at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC Angioplasty involves guiding a tiny balloon to a blocked artery supplying the heart.
If you've been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, which is a blocking of one or more of the arteries that nourish the heart, your doctor may recommend coronary angioplasty (an-jee-o-plass-tee).
The cause was heart failure, said Linda McDougall, an H&R Block spokeswoman.
As the 10 pm news reported yet another killing Thursday, I listened half-heartedly and noted the crime scene's location: the 2200 block of Dumaine Street.
Well, Eddie Morra, the blocked writer Bradley Cooper plays with bracing humor and bruised heart in Limitless , ups his ante to 100 percent.
Max Wachtel carried the memory of Alex Teves for all 26.2 miles of Saturday's Rock 'n' Roll Denver Marathon, but his heart was especially heavy when he hit the 20-mile mark a block from the University of Denver.
Here is an excercise that I always do when I am broken hearted, drowning in the waters of depression, breathing the fires of fury, or simply suffering from writer's block.
Apple has opened a new store on University Avenue in Palo Alto , in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and less than two blocks from its previous retail location.
The explosion at the heart of the Christian section of Beirut on Friday injured many and shattered windows for blocks.
A heart attack occurs if blood flow to part of the heart muscle is blocked.
Located two blocks from the beach in the heart of La Jolla.
After suffering a heart attack, the evangelist Oral Roberts underwent angioplasty here Wednesday to clear a blocked artery, and his doctors said Friday that he was recovering well.
Augustine, 38 of Ocean Grove, was born with a Complete Congenital Heart Block, has had 17 pacemakers since he was 2 years old, and over a hundred surgeries.
Apple has opened a new store on University Avenue in Palo Alto, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and less than two blocks from its previous retail location.
Six hundred students live in Claflin Hall, a white, cinder-block dorm set back from Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of Boston University's raucous and social West Campus.
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In science:

However, they demonstrate the above point as well as some of the structural properties of the solution for BLOCK-ALL and BLOCK-SOME, which are at the heart of this framework.
Optimal Filtering of Malicious IP Sources
We now apply the block-chain development in the preceding subsection to a Markov chain on partitions of the positive integer n introduced in as a somewhat light-hearted model for collaboration among mathematicians.
Hitting times and interlacing eigenvalues: a stochastic approach using intertwinings
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