Message from Dr. John Warner

Message from Dr. John Warner

August 31, 2019 3 By Bertrand Dibbert


– If I could say to everyone, what I’d like to say is to
know your own heart risk. I think heart attacks
to Cardiologists are something you think
about a lot every day, but it’s been
personalized in a way and sort of thinking about it, and now as I look around
at my colleagues, my friends, I just
feel this intense responsibility to make
them, sort of look at it and to be a bit more
introspective about their own health and
to think about ways they can make a
difference and you know, not working so hard, spending
more time eating better, taking good care of
yourself, exercising. First thing I would
say to people is, pay attention to things,
this is not an experience you want to have to go through, emotionally, physically,
and for most people it can be prevented. To the broader AHA community, this is what we’re about right? I mean, it’s saving lives,
building healthier lives. These little things, you
know, that one person, the time you spend
with that one person, teaching them CPR,
making sure that they understand their risks,
helping them get help for their blood pressure, helping them stop smoking. All those things contribute to not having these
cardiac events. And now that you’ve had one, and you realize the
impact that it has on you and your family,
and those around you, you really feel this incredible
passion to keep going and to make sure that
that extra minute or two that you might
spend with someone that could make a difference, is well spent. (somber piano music)