New UA CEO hospitalized after a heart attack [16 OCT 2015]

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Oh God, I just saw him Sunday. I hope he recovers.
     
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    Yeah, just saw it and was going to post. Hope it's not the overly serious variety.
     
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    I suspect that he will recover. However, there is not going to be a captain at the helm for reasonable amount of time. The only "good" thing about this is that he has been CEO there for a short period of time, meaning minimal corporate changes have taken place to date.

    But things need fixing, and I doubt he is going to be allowed to do much. They need a new leader, albeit temporary.
     
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    If that's true then maybe it's good news as he survived it and there's been no emergency board meeting to replace him as of yet. Seems like a nice guy from the stories I've seen recently. All speculation at this point but hope he's fine for the sake of his family.
     
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    Yes. I hope this was a relatively minor attack and he makes a full recovery.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers to Oscar and his friends and family.
     
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    Oh boy.
    Hope he gets better real soon.
     
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    It is bad news that there's been no news on this since Friday.

    The WSJ is suggesting that the Board may be considering a new CEO to replace Munoz permanently...and that official silence from the Board on Sunday is hiding the fact that the Board is split on what to do.
     
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    Hopefully this new acting CEO won’t also have a coronary after he fully takes in the magnitude of the mess that $misek made of the airline that the new leadership now has to clean up...:oops:
     
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    He's got a rockin 'stache that says he can handle it. ;)
     
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    Still not a peep on the condition of Oscar. No news = bad news.
     
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    Or, you know, no news = family doesn't think that it is any of our business. Hard to blame anyone for that view.
     
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    You can't have that view as a Fortune 500 CEO. When you're being paid $75,000+/month, you shed a little bit of privacy with the world ...i.e.: whether or not you're going to live/die within the next few weeks. Or at least a sense of whether or not he ever plans to return to work.
     
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    Nah...doesn't really affect the work going on, just the vultures, err, "analysts" trying to figure out if they can make a couple more bucks speculating based on the work I'm doing. Eff 'em.

    How does his absence affect your travel experience?
     
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    It affects my experience as a shareholder moreso than a passenger. Although I was hopeful Munoz would be able to turn things around for the positive for both passengers and shareholders.

    As far as an attorney acting as CEO, I'm not as hopeful.

    It's also unusual that Jim Compton was not considered for the post 2x. Wonder what that says about the Board's opinion of him.
     
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    Today, United announced that Oscar Munoz underwent a heart transplant surgery. Best wishes!

    http://newsroom.united.com/2016-01-...tus-and-Anticipated-Return-of-CEO-Oscar-Munoz

    CHICAGO, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that Oscar Munoz, the company's president and CEO, underwent a heart transplant operation early today and is in recovery. A transplant was considered the preferred treatment and was not the result of a setback in his recovery. The United team wishes Oscar well during his recovery, and expects him to return to United at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter.
     
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    I hope he recovers. But how many Fortune 500 CEOso continue to be so with a heart transplant?
     
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    I suspect not many.

    I know I wouldn't.
     
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    I suspect they will have a replacement by 2nd quarter.
     
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    After reading the reports supplied above, it is apparent the MI that Mr Munoz suffered caused left ventricular muscle damage to such an extent that they had to implant a cardiac assist device (basically an artificial left ventricle) to maintain cardiac output. These devices are basically used as temporary emergency devices and as far as I know are not used as a permanent cardiac replacement. In fact, in all my professional years I still do not think there is such a thing as a permanent artificial heart.
    The only replacement for a failed heart is another human heart.

    That being said, while Mr Munoz will be alive after his transplant, I suspect his activity of daily living (ADL) will be severely compromised. I really cannot see how he will take on the daily activities as a CEO of a Fortune 500 company especially given the fact that his participation in that activity probably was one of several causes that lead up to the MI in the first place :oops:.

    They will probably try and keep him on the board, but I honestly cannot see him retaking the reins of the company. But, then again what do I know
    :confused:
     
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    Would it be smart for him to spend lots of time in airports and on planes while using the immunity suppression drugs that the heart transplant requires? I can see him going into the office but the travel that being CEO requires may be something else.
     

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