Coast restaurant and casino operators share health scares

September 9, 2019, SunHerald, Mary Perez - Just three weeks after open-heart surgery, Ron Savell stood before a room full of people, his arms protectively crossed in front of him, and shared his story.  Savell, 43, is trim and fit. Although there certainly is stress running the 19 restaurants he owns under the Patio 44 and Mugshots brands in South Mississippi and elsewhere, he isn’t an obvious candidate for heart disease. There was none of the pain in his chest or arm or shortness of breath that are typical symptoms of heart disease.  He told a gathering of employees at Mississippi Power’s headquarters in Gulfport on Thursday that he’s not a public speaker and usually doesn’t talk about himself. It was the first time he spoke about his health issues since his Aug. 16 quadruple bypass surgery, except on social media.

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