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

A New Doctor Learning to Adapt

While settling into residency, Jason Lappe, MD, is learning first-hand how physicians adapt in challenging clinical situations. Working in the cardiac catheterization lab, he discovered that you can use boiled water to heat and bend a catheter. Who would have thought? Dr. Lappe is inspired by the “in-the-trenches” training he is getting so far, and continues his … Read More

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