Dr. Arnold Meshkov's Debut Book
Chasing the Widowmaker
The History of The Heart Attack Pandemic
Chasing The Widowmaker
The Story Behind the Century-Long Battle to Vanquish the Heart Attack Pandemic.
Millions of us know the two words “heart attack,” a disease that may have taken a loved one or affected you personally. Knowledge is power and people deserve to understand not just why a doctor tells you to have this test or procedure, or take this medication, but why and who discovered the “why.”
Chasing the Widowmaker tells the story of the people who told us “why,” and is a compelling drama of the triumph of science that has helped vanquish the greatest pandemic of the last hundred years– what doctors call the “myocardial infarction.”
“I wrote this book after years in the medical field as an award-winning cardiologist to provide a nonfiction historical account of how the science of cardiology has progressed over the decades. We have learned so much about what can be done to treat and prevent heart attacks, and this in-depth knowledge empowers people to understand the nature of a disease that can affect all of us.”
-Arnold Meshkov, MD
Meet Arnold Meshkov, MD
“I wrote this nonfiction historical account of how the science of cardiology has progressed over the decades, which has led to great advancements in the treatment and prevention of heart attacks. This in-depth knowledge empowers people to understand the nature of a disease that can affect all of us.
I saw a need for a book that could help answer your medical questions regarding cardiovascular health in a comprehensive and easy to understand way."
Award Winning Cardiologist
Named “Best Cardiologist” by Castle Connolly for 2012, 2013 and 2014, Dr. Meshkov frequently lectures on a broad range of topics in cardiology and bioethics, both locally and nationally. His background includes publications in major medical journals and multiple teaching honors.