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Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling spoke about an apparent heart attack he experience to the Boston Globe this past Sunday. According to reports the three-time World Series champ first experienced the chest pain while watching his wife partake in the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2011. Despite the discomfort he was having, he refused any treatment until his wife Shonda finished her race which lasted almost five hours. When discussing his heart issue with the Globe he mentions: “I didn't think it was anything serious,” he says.
They flew back to Boston and went straight from Logan Airport to a Boston hospital, where doctors were waiting for him. No ambulance. “Ya, as stupid as that was,” Schilling wrote in a text message. “My doctor made it clear that I was very, very, lucky.” Surgery was performed the next day to insert a stent. The health scare, he says, changed his lifestyle. “Oh yeah, in every way possible, it had to,” he says, without going into detail.
The cause of Schilling's myocardial infarction may have contribute to the stress dealing with the bankruptcy of 38 Studios, it's been reported that he lost $50 million of his own money in a video game venture.
Schilling had a stent put in soon after the heart attack and since then has been in good health. These days you will see him on ESPN as a baseball analyst and he is also coaching girls softball. Can you imagine the opinionated tough guy telling young ladies there's no crying in softball!
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