Heart Attack Fells AHA President During Annual Meeting

By | November 16, 2017

The AHA reports that he received a stent and is doing well

by Larry Husten, CardioBrief November 13, 2017

ANAHEIM — The president of the American Heart Association, John Warner, MD, 52, 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.”

The attack occurred during the AHA’s annual scientific sessions meeting here. The first indication of problems occurred early today when the AHA announced that Warner would not be available to moderate a press briefing on new hypertension guidelines.

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.

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