On the road again
The Heart of the Matter
I'm fine now. Yesterday I rode my bike 30 non-stop miles. Six weeks ago, though, I lay writhing on the ground, hands clutching my chest, in the midst of a serious heart attack. A blood clot was clogging one of my metal stents, which is a tiny tube that holds a once-clogged artery open. The clot was in my left coronary artery, also known as the "widow maker" artery.
As one health-oriented website puts it, "There is no term in the medical lexicon more ominous than 'widow maker.' This condition, a full and complete blockage of the left anterior descending coronary artery, is fairly rare but exceptionally lethal, having the ability to kill a patient in an instant."
Apparently, I'm tough to kill. My "widow maker" attack took about 20 minutes to almost kill me.
This happened way too often