HEART ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT HAS HEART ATTACK
John Warner, the president of the American Heart Association, is recovering after he suffered a heart attack at a heart health conference.
On Monday, Warner was attending a major gathering of heart scientists in Anaheim, Calif., when he suffered what was described as a “mild heart attack.”
“He was taken to a local hospital, where doctors inserted a stent to open a clogged artery,” read a statement by the American Heart Association.
Warner, 52, is an interventional cardiologist with a long clinical history of some of the precise conditions that afflicted him on Monday, including early-onset heart attacks.
Association CEO Nancy Brown said cardiac events “still happen anytime and anywhere.”