John Warner, the president of the American Heart Association, is recovering after he suffered a heart attack at a heart health conference.
“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.
In a Sunday speech delivered just hours before his heart attack, in fact, Warner told an Anaheim crowd that there were “no old men on either side of my family, none.”
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.