A widowmaker heart attack, or STEMI, is the most dangerous type of heart attack caused by a complete blockage in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, which supplies half of the heart’s blood. This condition is immediately life-threatening and requires urgent medical intervention. Prompt treatment is crucial to saving the patient’s life; neglecting it could be fatal.
This term is coined in American slang to create awareness about the lethal nature of Widowmaker heart attack and encourage people to seek early medical help, improving their chances of survival.
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