Celebs with A-Fib

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You might be surprised to learn of the many celebrities with A-Fib. From the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL to track & field athletes and Olympic champions; Political leaders and public servants to musicians, actors and performers. Atrial Fibrillation doesn't discriminate. #afib

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LYNNE COX, Champion open-water swimmer, swam the English Channel at age became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait. Diagnosed in 2012 with A-Fib. From her 2016 memoir "Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart". English Channel, Olympic Champion, Open Water, Track And Field, Celebs, Celebrities, Olympics, Athlete, Sink

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LYNNE COX, Champion open-water swimmer, swam the English Channel at age 15, became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait. Diagnosed in 2012 with A-Fib. #fib #atrialfibrillation

ELLEN DEGENERES, Talk show host, comedian. First reported by INSIDER TV in Ellen acknowledged her A-Fib in the August 2014 episode of her show when talking with Howie Mandel (who also has A-Fib). Howie Mandel, Olympic Champion, Political Leaders, August 19, Ellen Degeneres, Track And Field, Celebs, Celebrities, Canada Travel

ELLEN DEGENERES, Talk show host, comedian. First reported by INSIDER TV in 2005, Ellen acknowledged her A-Fib in the August 19, 2014 episode of her show when talking with Howie Mandel (who also has A-Fib). #afib

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Richard Holbrooke, former U. Ambassador to the United Nations, received the Truman Peace Prize in 2001 for his work as chief negotiator for the 1995 Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia.

AMBASSADOR RICHARD HOLBROOKE, U. S. Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of the most influential U.S. diplomats and nicknamed "the bulldozer". Holbrooke mentions his atrial fibrillation in the documentary, 'The Diplomat' (2015). (He died after aortic repair surgery in 2010.) #afib

Televangelist Benny Hinn was admitted to the intensive care unit in an Orange County, California hospital this weekend after suffering heart problems in Brazil last week.

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BENNY HINN, popular televangelist: After a week-long crusade in South America, was hospitalized in California March 23rd for temporarily reduced oxygen levels stemming from atrial fibrillation, a condition he has experienced intermittently for over 20 years. The 63-year-old healing evangelist is expected to make a full recovery. Photo: gospelherald.com #afib

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MARDY FISH, TENNIS PRO: In 2012 finally broken his silence over the mystery illness that has kept him off the ATP World Tour for nearly two months and prevented him from contesting the current French Open. The 30 year-old American revealed he recently underwent a medical procedure in 2012 to combat a heart condition doctors described as a form of arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). #afib Fed Cup, Irregular Heartbeat, Davis Cup, Tennis News, Heart Conditions, Olympic Champion, French Open, Political Leaders, 30 Years Old

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SHIMON PERES, Israel's former president, diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in July 2016 following a series of minor health scares. The 93-year-old received an artificial pacemaker in Sept 2016. He remains active through his nongovernmental Peres Center for Peace, which promotes coexistence between Arabs and Jews. #afib #atrialfibrillation

JOHN DINGELL, retired U. Congressman, D- Mich, At age after developing atrial fibrillation had a "minimally invasive procedure" [catheter ablation] on March After nearly 60 years, Dingell is the longest-serving lawmaker in U. Robert Byrd, Young John, Olympic Champion, Rich People, Job Opening, Track And Field, Life Magazine, New Woman

JOHN DINGELL, retired U.S. Congressman, D- Mich, At age 87, after developing atrial fibrillation had a "minimally invasive procedure" [catheter ablation] on March 13, 2014; After nearly 60 years, Dingell is the longest-serving lawmaker in U.S. history. #afib

BILLIE JEAN KING Tennis legend (Wimbledon champ 20 times) and advocate for gender equality. King’s first sign of A-Fib came after playing a game of tennis with a friend. “Got out of the taxi, and I got really dizzy and I thought I was going to black out"…“My heart was beating, I thought it was going to come out of my chest.” King was prescribed daily blood thinners and underwent a catheter ablation. Sept 2015: is promoting A-Fib Awareness Month for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. #afib Tennis Legends, Billie Jean King, Olympic Champion, Political Leaders, Track And Field, Wimbledon, Celebs, Celebrities, Taxi

BILLIE JEAN KING Tennis legend (Wimbledon champ 20 times) and advocate for gender equality. King’s first sign of A-Fib came after playing a game of tennis with a friend. “Got out of the taxi, and I got really dizzy and I thought I was going to black out"…“My heart was beating, I thought it was going to come out of my chest.” King was prescribed daily blood thinners and underwent a catheter ablation. Sept 2015: is promoting A-Fib Awareness Month for Janssen Pharmaceuticals. #afib

JOE BIDEN, US Vice President and US Senator from Delaware. First experienced an episode of atrial fibrillation after having his gallbladder removed in June 2003. He had another episode in July 2006, which prompted treatment. Doctors believe the atrial fibrillation may have been linked to his ongoing problems with sleep apnea (and too much coffee/caffeine). A full cardiac exam that July (2006) and another four months later showed no cardiovascular disease. #afib Atrial Fibrillation, Olympic Champion, Political Leaders, Cardiovascular Disease, Sleep Apnea, Vice President, Track And Field, Celebs, Celebrities

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DUSTY BAKER, CINCINNATI CUBS MANAGER: Diagnosed in Sept. 2012 atrial fibrillation as a consequence of a minor stroke. (But he was back on the job for the playoffs.) #afib Atrial Fibrillation, Olympic Champion, Political Leaders, Track And Field, Cincinnati, Cubs, Nhl, Olympics, Athlete

DUSTY BAKER, CINCINNATI CUBS MANAGER: Diagnosed in Sept. 2012 atrial fibrillation as a consequence of a minor stroke. (But he was back on the job for the playoffs.) #afib