Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Robert F. Kennedy

  • Coronary moments: Reflections on the impossible anastomosis

    Jason J. HanPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA The arteries of the heart are called coronary arteries, meaning “of a crown.” Like a crown, they course around and adorn the walls of the heart, keeping it alive with vital nutrients and oxygen.  When these arteries are blocked, the heart starves, causing crushing chest pain and robbing people of…