“The 52-year-old president of the American Heart Association suffered a heart attack during the organization’s annual conference on November 12.
It came hours after he delivered his keynote speech on Sunday afternoon about preventing heart attacks in older people, sharing that all the men suffered heart conditions in their 60s.
Warner was taken to a local hospital near the conference, where doctors inserted a stent to open a clogged artery – a common move that Warner performs often himself, but one that was brought into question by a recent study which found the operation carries more risks than benefits.”
— News from Daily Mail
Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association (AHA), said in a statement that Warner was recovering and hoped the incident would remind everyone of the importance of the heart.
How come John Warner has heart disease?
At present, experts cannot specify the cause of his heart disease. As AHA president, John Warner must know how to live a healthy life. Thus some may relate his disease to his family history.
In fact, it is the high-carbon, low-fat diet AHA recommends to the public that is in dispute. Few experts found it not good for the heart. Instead, it may make heart diseases worse. And a diet low in carbon is the right diet for people with heart disease.
Many researchers have found that Frenchmen eat a lot of saturated fat and the incidence of heart disease in France is very low. What’s more, in Switzerland, due to the advice from Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, diets low in carbon and high in fat are highly recommended across the whole country. About a quarter of Swedes are followers of this type of diet. Butter in Switzerland is often out of stock, for it’s the most common ingredient in the diet. As people in the world get fatter and fatter, Swedes are getting thinner and the incidence of heart disease is significantly lower compared with that in other countries.