The German UEFA doctor who took care of Danish player Christian Eriksen during his cardiac arrest against Finland at the Euro last Saturday spoke in an interview published Thursday of the “moving moment” when the player returned to the life.
In an interview published this Thursday by the German media group Funke, Jens Kleinefeld, the German UEFA doctor who took care of Christian Eriksen during his cardiac arrest against Finland at the Euro, returned to this “moment moving ”, when the player came back to life. After a few minutes of cardiac massage, the 29-year-old was resuscitated using a defibrillator. “About thirty seconds later, the player opened his eyes and I was able to speak to him directly,” explained Dr Kleinefeld. It was a very moving moment because in this kind of emergency, in everyday life, the chances of success are much lower. “
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Eriksen answered all questions
The doctor then questioned the midfielder of Inter Milan. “Well, are you with us?” The latter then pronounced these first words: “Yes, I am back among you. Damn, I’m only 29. ” It was then that the German doctor knew “that his brain had not been damaged and that it had completely returned.” If it took time to install the medical equipment necessary for its transport to the hospital, the Danish medium answered all the questions asked before leaving the stadium, fully aware.
Dr Kleinefeld also confirmed that electric shock treatment has a high success rate in healthy professional athletes compared to average patients with various ailments. “I was 99% certain in the stage that he would arrive at the hospital and that his condition would remain stable.”
This Saturday during the meeting between Finland and Denmark, Christian Eriksen had suddenly collapsed in the 43rd minute, unconscious and the victim of cardiac arrest. In a message published on Tuesday, Eriksen said “to be fine despite the circumstances”. “I still have to do tests at the hospital but I feel good,” he wrote on Instagram, under a photo of him smiling, thumbs up, on his hospital bed.