How A Heart Attack Could Save Your Life
Why one man is grateful for surviving a “widow maker” and how you can prevent one
What Is A Widow Maker?
Dr. James O’Brien, a board certified cardiologist with Capital Cardiology Associates, agrees that a “widow maker” is a definite life changer. “The widow maker is the form of a blockage in one of the main arteries of the heart called the LAD or the left anterior descending artery. They call it the widow maker because that artery is responsible for a lot of muscle.” In Smith’s case, he started feeling nauseous, sweating heavily and threw up. He also said that his chest felt heavy. He was quickly taken to the hospital. “He was very lucky that he caught this early,” notes O’Brien. “As a result of that, he will be able to make changes in his life.”
After the first show this evening, I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (aka “the Widow-Maker”). If I hadn’t canceled show 2 to go to the hospital, I would’ve died tonight. But for now, I’m still above ground! pic.twitter.com/M5gSnW9E5h— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) February 26, 2018
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