What is a Widowmaker?

EMTprep Staff Updated Jul 14, 2021

In this video, we describe what is occurring in the heart when a patient experiences a left anterior descending blockage MI, commonly referred to as a widowmaker. This type of heart attack has a low survivability rate, but when care is provided quickly, patient's have their best chance of survival.

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