Watching TV

I've been watching Dr. Phil as he has Rosie ODonnell on.  She had a heart attack that they call the 'widowmaker'. 

What is a widowmaker?  It's when a vessel gets so much plaque in it the blood can barely flow through.  Normally, once you have that much plaque built up, you do not live.  There ends up being a black spot on the heart as it it is bruised.

In Rosie's case, a stent was inserted and it ballooned out, opening the vessel which allowed the blood to flow through again and her life was saved.  Whew!  What a deal!