Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

The former Spurs player suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday’s Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland.

Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen is to be fitted with an under-skin heart starter device after suffering a cardiac arrest during his side’s opening Euro 2020 match.

The decision was made following several “different heart examinations” and Eriksen has “accepted the solution”, the national team doctor said.

The heart starter, known as an ICD, is designed to correct the rhythm of the heart if it notices a potentially dangerous pattern by issuing a number of small or larger electric shocks.

In extreme situations it can act as a defibrillator to restore the heart’s normal rhythm, according to the British Heart Foundation website.

Denmark‘s team doctor Morten Boesen said the midfielder was “gone” but the swift response and treatment on the pitch and by medical staff meant he was stabilised and later able to message his teammates

source: news.sky.com

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