How You Can Outsmart the Widow Maker Artery (Video)

Cardiologists get asked a lot of questions by their inquisitive patients, including “What is the widow maker artery?” The left descending artery or LAD has earned a dubious distinction. The low survival rate when patients experience a heart attack there spawned the term “widow maker.” To understand more about the LAD’s role in coronary circulation, … Read More

Inflammation Education to Help Your Heart (Video)

“Inflammation.” You may have heard that word a lot lately and maybe you’ve wondered, “Do I have inflammation?”  Actually, you’ve seen inflammation when you’ve injured yourself or gotten an infection. Inflammation as a normal bodily response can cause swelling, pain, fever or warmth. We now believe inflammation plays a role in chronic diseases. It’s a … Read More

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Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about coronary artery disease? Stephen Ellis, MD, Section Head, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, and Stephanie Mick, MD, cardiovascular surgeon, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease Live Web Chat: noon … Read More