Denmark’s Christian Eriksen to have heart starter device implanted after on-pitch collapse

The Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will have a heart starter implanted after his collapse on the kick-off of Euro 2020 towards Finland on Saturday, the crew’s nationwide crew physician stated in a press release on Thursday.

Eriksen’s life was saved when he was given CPR within the discipline and his heart was restarted on a defibrillator earlier than being taken to the hospital to get well.

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He is given an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a small digital device, a sort of pacemaker, that may forestall deadly cardiac arrests by delivering a shock to restore an everyday heart rhythm.

“After Christian had numerous heart exams, it was determined that he ought to get an ICD,” stated physician Morten Boesen in a press release. “This device is critical after a heart assault due to arrhythmia.

“Christian accepted the answer and the plan was additionally confirmed by specialists at residence and overseas who all suggest the identical remedy.”

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