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Who is more likely to have a widow maker heart attack?

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You’re more likely to have heart attacks if you:

  • Smoke
  • Are obese
  • Eat a lot of unhealthy foods
  • Are over 45 (men) or 55 (women)
  • Don’t exercise
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have uncontrolled diabetes
  • Have a family history of heart disease

SOURCES:

Texas Heart Institute: “When speaking of heart disease, what is the Widowmaker?”

National Cancer Institute: “Structure of the Heart.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart attack.”

Michigan Health: “A Doctor Explains What Makes a Heart Attack a ‘Widowmaker.’”

Texas Health Resources: “The ‘This Is Us’ Widowmaker Heart Attack Explained.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery,” “Cardiac Catheterization & Coronary Angioplasty and Stent (Interventional Procedures).”

American Heart Association: “What Is an Automatic External Defibrillator?” “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 At-a-Glance.”

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : Cardiovascular Interventions: “Outcomes After Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Unprotected Left Main Stem Occlusion: The BCIS National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 6-Year Experience.”

Myheart.net: “The Widow Maker Heart Attack.”

SecondsCount.org: “Treating Heart Attack with Angioplasty & Stenting.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Texas Heart Institute: “When speaking of heart disease, what is the Widowmaker?”

National Cancer Institute: “Structure of the Heart.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heart attack.”

Michigan Health: “A Doctor Explains What Makes a Heart Attack a ‘Widowmaker.’”

Texas Health Resources: “The ‘This Is Us’ Widowmaker Heart Attack Explained.”

Cleveland Clinic: “How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery,” “Cardiac Catheterization & Coronary Angioplasty and Stent (Interventional Procedures).”

American Heart Association: “What Is an Automatic External Defibrillator?” “Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2018 At-a-Glance.”

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : Cardiovascular Interventions: “Outcomes After Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients With Unprotected Left Main Stem Occlusion: The BCIS National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention 6-Year Experience.”

Myheart.net: “The Widow Maker Heart Attack.”

SecondsCount.org: “Treating Heart Attack with Angioplasty & Stenting.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 16, 2018

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