Pushing Forward After A Heart Attack [transcript] [audio]

Guests: Dr. Warren J. Wexelman & Bob Harper  

Presenter: Neal Howard

Guest Bio:

Bob Harper

Health and Fitness expert, television star, and three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, Bob Harper, is one of the most successful lifestyle experts in the world. Having starred as a trainer on all 16 seasons of The Biggest Loser, Bob brought his dynamic personality to the role of host on season 17. However in February 2017, he suffered a severe heart attack that forever changed his life. Harper’s experience as a heart attack survivor gave him a new purpose on Today, where he appears frequently as a health expert. Aside from Today, he can be seen on the set of The Rachael Ray Show, where he regularly co-hosts.

Warren J. Wexelman, MD

Warren J. Wexelman, MD, or as he is also known as, “The Rockdoc”, is a lifelong Brooklynite and has been a practicing cardiologist in Brooklyn for over 30 years. He served as Associate Chief Medical Officer, Director of Clinical Therapeutics, Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for 23 years. Dr. Wexelman was the Founding Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation & Exercise Program at Maimonides Medical Center.  Dr. Wexelman is presently on the faculty of the NYU Langone School of Medicine and Medical Center and the President of the American Heart Association in Brooklyn. He has been the Medical Director for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer NYC since 2002.

Segment Overview: In this segment, celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper and Dr. Warren Wexelman talk about focusing on recovery and seeking support after a massive heart attack and helping to raise awareness.

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