The Danish selection doctor announced his decision to implant an automatic cardiac defibrillator on Christian Eriksen, after his discomfort in the middle of a match, Saturday during Denmark-Finland (0-1).
Christian Eriksen is going to have an automatic cardiac defibrillator implanted. The Danish Football Association released a statement on Thursday to announce the information, five days after the midfielder suffered heart failure in the middle of the game. The Inter Milan player collapsed on his own in the 43rd minute of the match between Denmark and Finland (0-1). Quickly taken care of by the emergency services, he was resuscitated after several massages and the use of a defibrillator. Conscious of leaving the field, he was admitted to a hospital near the stadium where he is still under observation.
“After Christian had undergone various heart examinations, it was decided that he will have to wear an ICD (English acronym for an implantable automatic defibrillator), says doctor Morten Boesen in a press release. The device is needed afterwards. heart attack due to rhythm disturbances. Christian accepted the solution and the plan was further confirmed by national and international specialists who all recommend the same treatment. “
The device should be inserted subcutaneously. It differs from a pacemaker, which stimulates the heart. Netherlands defender Daley Blind has been wearing one for a few years. The latter also confided to having hesitated to play the match against Ukraine (3-2) after being shocked by the images of Eriksen.
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The Inter Milan player will be honored this Thursday during the meeting between Denmark and Belgium (6 p.m.). The meeting will be briefly stopped in the 10th minute (like his jersey number) to reserve him applause that he could hear from his hospital bed, located very close to the stadium. This week, Eriksen gave his news through a message posted on the Danish Federation’s account.
“Hi everyone,” writes the Inter midfielder. Many thanks for your nice and amazing thoughts and messages from all over the world. It means a lot to me and my family. I’m fine, given the circumstances. . I still have to take tests in the hospital but I feel good. Now I will be cheering on the guys from Denmark for the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. “