I recently asked my friend Jim, an engineer for a Fortune 500 company, where he had been, since I had not seen him in several weeks. He told me that he was recovering from a heart attack he had experienced while traveling for work to a plant in Iowa. Jim explained this happened when he was at LaGuardia Airport. He had been delayed in a long security line, was pulling his carry-on with a briefcase on top, and was rushing to the departure gate, when he felt a sharp pain in his chest. He had to sit down in the middle of the concourse. Thankfully, a quick-thinking security officer called an ambulance, and Jim was taken to a nearby hospital.
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