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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

AHA President Suffers A Heart Attack Monday Morning.

"The president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, had a “mild heart attack” on Monday morning, according to the AHA. Warner received a stent at an undisclosed hospital. The AHA said he is “doing well.” Warner is 52.

The attack occurred while the AHA’s annual scientific sessions meeting was being held in Anaheim, California. Warner, an interventional cardiologist, has been the CEO of UT Southwestern Hospital in Dallas since 2012. Warner has an MD from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from the University of Tennessee. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at UT Southwestern and his cardiology fellowship at Duke University.

Upon hearing the news Sek Kathiresan (Broad Institute) tweeted: “Unbelievable. He just spoke last night about the many males in his family being affected by coronary disease. Our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery."

I wish this man a full and speedy recovery, it makes you wonder, if this man cannot avoid a heart attack, what chance for the rest of us?


Link to information here.

Eddie

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you seen this Open Letter to Dr. John Warner, President of the American Heart Association, on surviving a heart attack

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com/2017/11/open-letter-dr-john-warner-president-american-heart-association/

Margaret-whiteangel said...

It happens unfortunately.

Weekend-Windup said...

Prayers for him...

Carol Blackburn said...

You can't avoid what is inevitable......no matter how hard you try. Have a great day...well, you can try.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

My dad just underwent open heart surgery. From what the cardiovascular surgeons, hospital team, and cardiologist told us, genetics play the biggest role in heart attacks. Living a healthy lifestyle does help, but cannot guarantee that one will not suffer from a genetic footprint. They told us they have seen skinny people die from heart attacks, and obese people never have a symptom of heart disease. It is a combination of genetics and lifestyle that affects cardiac disease, but still, since we can't change our genetics, we must make the best of the hand we were dealt. Prayers for this man that he fully recovers!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow he was young also, I do believe that some things just run in a family. I know a family that are all quite fit and very thin, and all the males in that family have had their heart attacks by the age of 60.

RO said...

My goodness, my prayers go out to him and his family as he recovers. Hugs...RO