CALGARY — The Calgary Councillor for Ward 10 will be returning to work Monday after suffering a mild heart attack.
Andre Chabot said it happened early Thursday morning after a late Wednesday night hockey game.
“I didn’t feel right from the first shift of the night,” said Chabot. He started noticing a shortness of breath and tightness in his chest and neck.
He left his final shift in the last period early and drove home. His left arm and entire chest were aching badly by the time he arrived to greet his wife.
“I said to my wife, ‘I think I’m having a heart attack. I’m going to need you to drive me to the hospital.’” He chewed some Asprin and sat down on the couch.
He then asked her to call 911 and an ambulance arrived quickly. Within 12 hours, doctors found a blockage and installed a stint.
“I guess I’m cured!” joked Chabot on Monday. His doctor told him he could start driving in the next 48 hours, but advised him to get lots of rest.
Chabot warned the mayor and other councillors that it will be a short work day for him, but said he didn’t want to miss Monday’s organizational day at City Hall.