On Monday November 13 2017, news hit the wires, which caused quite some commotion:
The president of the Dallas-based American Heart Association (AHA) is recovering after suffering a minor heart attack Monday morning at the organization's scientific conference in California, which was held from November 11 through 15 and where he delivered his opening presidendial address.John Warner, 52, a cardiologist, vice president and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, was in stable condition with his family by his side at a California hospital. Doctors inserted a stent to open an artery, the association said in a prepared statement.
Now- isnt that something, a guy of 52, thereto cardiologist and surely living by all the recommendations in respect of prophylactic medications and lifestyles, to prevent an occurrence like that, that his organization has to offer to its members and the population in general at risk for cardiac disorders. Maybe those recommendations are not so solid and preventive of major adverse events? Most likely in my view.
Anyway- there was a time where I followed the recommendations of the AHA almost blindly. I even joined the AHA in 2005, since that was the time, that I also had my minor heart attack and out of this personal interest was invested in CVTX - CV Therapeutics- the developer of an anti-anginal medication with the trade name Ranexa, which was introduced at the AHA with big fanfare in the years following.