The term widowmaker is used both in forestry & medicine
Merriam Webster defines Widowmaker as
‘Something having the potential to cause sudden loss of life.
✔Forestry example-any loose overhead debris such as limbs or tree tops that may fall at any time.
✔In medicine -a nickname used to describe a highly stenotic left main coronary artery or proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery of the heart, which is very often fatal.
Chief causes of heart attack (windowmaker)
Diabetes, obesity and smoking are the leading causes.
This condition is seen in women also.
If it occurs in women and becomes fatal- according to Dr Niess, then we may call the condition as widower-maker!
“It’s the things that you least expect that hit you the hardest” Unknown
Can you prevent, avoidable deaths?
I don’t know.
I guess one must have the foresight in knowing the dangers in advance.
My feeling is, unavoidable deaths happen because of either you are careless or somebody is careless & Irresponsible.
Whom do you want to blame?
Who will take the responsibility?
You can enrich me further.
Take home message
“In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never know when you may not have that chance again” Unknown
Dear friends, please share your thoughts on avoidable Accidents & Deaths.
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This post is part of Ragtag daily prompt- Widowmaker photo challenge