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JPMorgan CEO Dimon Has Emergency Heart Surgery

  • Bank says lieutenants are taking over while he recuperates
  • ‘It was caught early and the surgery was successful’
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JPMorgan Says CEO Dimon Had Emergency Heart Surgery
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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon underwent emergency heart surgery, temporarily handing control of the largest U.S. bank to his lieutenants just as a potential pandemic rattles the global financial system.

Dimon felt chest pain before work Thursday and went to a hospital, checking himself in, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. It undoubtedly saved his life: He was diagnosed with acute aortic dissection, a serious condition involving a tear in the large blood vessel branching off the heart. Half of people who develop it die before reaching the hospital.