St. Petersburg City Council Chairman Ed Montanari is recovering at home after he was hospitalized and treated over the weekend for myocardial infarction, the medical term for a heart attack.
Montanari experienced chest pains while at home on Saturday, May 23 and was diagnosed at St. Anthony’s Hospital with myocardial infarction, a statement from his office said. Doctors in the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab discovered an artery blockage and inserted a stent, the statement said. All other arteries were normal. Montanari was released and returned home on Monday. He will take a few days off and resume his normal work schedule on Thursday.
This was not a COVID-19 related event, the statement said.
Montanari represents St. Petersburg’s District Three and was first elected to the City Council in November 2015. He is a commercial airline pilot and has served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and an air operations officer at U.S. Central Command.
In the statement, Montanari praised the work of the team at St. Anthony’s: “Thank you to all the doctors and nurses at St. Anthony’s for taking great care of me and saving my life. You have a great team of professionals at St. Anthony’s and I will forever be grateful for your competent, kind, and compassionate treatment. God bless all the good people that work at St. Anthony’s Hospital.”