The Widowmaker sheds light on an undeniably alarming health epidemic. Coronary heart disease is a silent and most prodigious killer: heart attacks strike down millions of seemingly healthy people, without any warning signs, and all within minutes.
Scary stuff, right? Now consider that this happens every minute of every day in the political quagmire that is the American medical–industrial complex...and the Home of the Whopper.
What you expect will be an argument for prevention of heart attacks turns out to be one for prevention of surgical intervention (i.e., stents) through earlier detection. The film's true cause célèbre is the “mammogram of the heart", the coronary calcium scan.
The film interviews preeminent cardiologists who are either for and against recommending the…