Celebrities with Heart Disease & Precautions to Take at Any Age


1 in 4 deaths in the US are directly correlated to heart disease. As one of the most common diseases, no one is immune to this disease, including celebrities. Check out a few celebrities who have heart disease and read the full list by clicking here

Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, one of our favorite TV personality, had a faulty heart valve & underwent an aortic valve replacement in 2010.

Bill Clinton
Former president BIll Clinton had two stents inserted into a coronary artery.


Miley Cyrus
The former Disney star has tachycardia, a condition that causes her heart to beat quicker than normal.

Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host, suffered from a heart attack in 2007.

So what can you do? Recognize that taking care of your heart health is a job for any age. We love these easy steps from the American Heart Association on how to take care of your heart in every decade.

In your 20’s

  • Know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Check your family history
  • Drink alcohol in moderation – that means one drink for women, two drinks for men
  • Choose birth control wisely

In your 30’s

  • Manage your stress with techniques such as exercise or breathing regimens
  • Make your health a priority, despite the commitment of a family and career

In your 40’s_DUR0153

  • Get a regular checkup including:
    • Blood pressure
    • Weight & body mass index
    • Waist circumference
    • Cholesterol
    • Heart exam
    • Fasting blood glucose

In your 50’s

  • Watch your body carefully and communicate with your doctor for any changes that occur
  • Plan your meals for the week and be sure to include fruits, veggies, whole-grains, lean meat, & low-fat dairy

In your 60’s

  • Don’t forget to be physically active- enjoy 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activities every week

Receive health tips, news, and updates from First Coast Cardiovascular Institute

We respect your privacy and will never share your personal details with anyone.

Simple Share Buttons