Bentz see own heart attack as cautionary tale for others

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

SALEM — Cliff Bentz said when your body reveals heart attack symptoms, don’t ignore them.

The Republican representative from Ontario said his decision to drive to a hospital instead of ignoring feelings of discomfort probably saved his life.

“If I had not went to the hospital, the doctor said at worst I would probably not be here and, at best, have much more heart damage,” said Bentz.

Bentz suffered a heart attack but his fast action proved to be the difference June 11. He was hospitalized for treatment and then released to home . . .