Celebrities with A-FIb
NBA legend Jerry West joined Candace Rose Anderson of CandieAnderson.com for an interview to discuss the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder,and his personal battle with Atrial Fibrillation. West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon Mr. Clutch: The Jerry West story
Howie Mandel wants to make you a deal: Learn about atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, and you may just save a life. In an interview with Healthline, the famed game show host spoke about his own experience living with the condition. Atrial fibrillation is …
KARSTEN MADSEN, CANADIAN TRIATHELETE: Diagnosed in 2010 while still attending high school. Will compete in the gruelling International Triathlon Union Xterra race on May 19th (2012) — consisting of a 1.5-kilometre swim, a 30-kilometre off-road mountain bike ride and a 10-kilometre off-road run.
Celebrities With Afib – RICH PEVERLEY, DALLAS STARS FORWARD. Sept 2013: A blip on Peverley’s EKG during his physical prior to training camp opening in Fort Worth was determined to be atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. With a procedure to shock his heart back into rhythm and with medication he returned to the ice three […]
STEVE MCCATTY, PITCHING COACH (left), WASHINGTON NATIONALS. Aug 8, 2013: Steve McCatty rejoined the club for Monday’s series opener against the Braves after missing the previous six games with a health issue. McCatty was taken to a local hospital with atrial fibrillation on July 28 before Washington wrapped up its previous homestand with a game […]
WILLIAM H. TAFT: 27th President of the United States. (1909-1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Along with atrial fibrillation, President Taft had sleep apnea, hypertension and heart failure.
Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, today the NFL’s most valuable franchise. After buying the Cowboys in 1989, all the pressure piled up to finally slap Jones with what he calls “the good-time heart”, i.e., atrial fibrillation. Several times Jones has attempted medical procedures to revert his heart rhythm back to normal, each time […]
MAGNE FURHOLMEN, ‘A-ha’ keyboardist of the Norwegian pop trio (top of the UK charts in the 1980s) and former teen heart-throb was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation in 1999 after fainting while driving. Last year he had surgery that cured his A-Fib. Cover of Magasinet, May 11th, 2013.
UPDATE: TOM JAMES,diagnosed in January with A-Fib; On August 8th, Rower Tom James claimed Walesâ?? second gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics as part of the victorious “menâ??s coxless fours”, (What’ that? a 4-man rowing event with no extra member directing the rowers.) He beat his A-Fib — so can You!
JERRY WEST, NBA ALL-STAR/COACH: As a player for the Los Angeles Lakers between 1960 and 1971 Jerry West was an All-Star every year and led Los Angeles to the finals nine times. During his subsequent 30-year career as a Lakers coach and executive he would sometimes have unexplained bouts of panting. “It would just feel […]
BIRGIT FISCHER, OLYMPIC CHAMPION. [April 2012] “Heart condition threatens comeback by Olympic legend: The chances of multiple Olympic champion German canoeist Birgit Fischer making it to the start line in London are looking slim following confirmation from her doctors that she has a previously undiagnosed heart condition [atrial fibrillation].”
PAT ROBERTSON, CHRISTIAN BROADCASTER. In March 2009, Pat Robertson underwent surgery to repair an irregular heartbeat [atrial fibrillation] that put the 79-year-old at higher risk of a deadly stroke or heart attack. Mr. Robertson had been suffering from atrial fibrillation for several years.
MICHELLE HEATON, LIBERTY X SINGER, UK TV STAR. March 2011: Michelle Heaton has revealed she was addicted to diet pills and blames them for her terrifying heart condition. The Celebrity Big Brother star explained she suffers from a frightening cardiac condition which means her heart temporarily loses its usual rhythm.
Pope Joseph Ratzinger, known as Benedict XVI, stepped down from the papacy on Feb. 28, 2013 due to declining health. Among other health issues a source close to the Vatican said the Pope suffered from atrial fibrillation, one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm and a big cause of strokes. #afib
VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: [October 2008] For the second time in less than a year, Vice President Dick Cheney, 67, underwent a procedure to restore his normal heart rhythm. During a visit with his doctors,â??it was discovered that the vice president was experiencing a recurrence of atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers […]
DONALD “DEKE” SLAYTON, U.S. ASTRONAUT/MAJOR USAF. NASA Mercury program astronaut, Deke Slayton’s A-Fib was first detected in 1959. After focused effort, his arrhythmia ceased and he was restored to full flight status in March 1972 making it into space in July 1975.