On a frigid morning this February, 44-year-old Renick Blosser set out on his typical Saturday routine. He grabbed a cup of coffee and took his dogs for a walk in the snow near his home in suburban Akron, Ohio.
By the time he returned, he knew something was wrong.
Suddenly, his chest tightened. He texted his wife, Megan, who was at work, that he didn’t feel well. Maybe it’s gas or anxiety, she suggested. Maybe take some medicine to help calm down.
“I don’t think this is an anxiety attack,” he replied. “This just feels weird.”
Renick knew he was out of shape and needed to shed some pounds. Still, he figured he was young and healthy enough that it couldn’t be too serious. He drank a glass of water, sat down and hoped the chest discomfort would pass.
Instead, the tightness