(From left) Dr. Puskas and Covid-19 survivor Ed Bettinelli are shown here after Bettinelli's successful coronary bypass surgery.

This survivor could be 'the first person on the planet' to battle Covid-19 and an imminent heart attack — and win

Updated 3:43 AM ET, Thu September 24, 2020

(CNN)Ed Bettinelli has been living a charmed life.

"I always say if my bank account was as rich as my soul, I'd be very wealthy," said the 63-year-old, with a chuckle.
A professional drummer since age 15, Bettinelli has opened for such music greats as Bon Jovi and Pat Benatar, as well as Asia, the Average White Band, The Tubes and the Split Enz, among others.