John Warner, the president of the American Heart Association, is recovering after he suffered a heart attack at a heart health conference. All the branches of our family tree have been cut short by cardiovascular disease John Warner, the president of the American Heart AssociationHe also comes from a family that is uniquely susceptible to heart disease. A grandfather and a great grandfather were both killed by heart disease, and Warner’s father and paternal grandfather were forced to undergo bypass surgery in their 60s. Warner’s heart attack struck right amidst what is usually the career pinnacle of an American cardiologist; overseeing the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions while serving as its president. The conference is “usually among the highlights of a president’s tenure,” noted the American Heart Association.
Source: National Post November 14, 2017 18:56 UTC