Buttonwood Medical Center

Taming the widow maker

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Recent sunrise from the deck of our condo. Probably my all-time favorite to date. I take this as a good sign that  good things are ahead. Of course, at my age, I take every sunrise as a good sign ....
Recent sunrise from the deck of our condo. Probably my all-time favorite to date. I take this as a good sign that good things are ahead. Of course, at my age, I take every sunrise as a good sign ….

The “Widow maker” has been tamed.

That would be the left anterior descendant artery in my heart.

The artery that has been giving me problems since — what? — last October?  Last week, two talented doctors deployed a 33×3 mm stent right through what I imagine looked like a fairly long, ugly, and unwanted cheerio of calcium that was blocking 95 percent of this particular artery.

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