Lord Alan Sugar health: Billionaire, 75, on his life-threatening condition- 'It was scary'


What doctor’s had discovered was that Sir Alan had been suffering from a blocked left anterior descending (LAD) artery, also known as a “widowmaker”.

The condition can prove to be life-threatening as a build up of plaque or a blood clot starves the heart of blood and oxygen, potentially leading to a heart attack.

When asked by Piers if he could have died, Sir Alan replied, “well, maybe”, indicating the seriousness of the condition.

Dr Carol Cooper revealed more about the “widowmaker” at the time, writing in The Sun: “The ‘widowmaker’ artery is a name sometimes given to one of the coronary arteries that carries vital blood to the heart.


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