Thread on #ChristianEriksen Based on the tv coverage it is likely that Eriksen went into Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation. This is a fast, irregular and highly unorganized electrical rhythm of the heart that precedes a cardiac arrest.
Fortunately his team and the ref quickly alerted the medical staff and ACLS protocols were initiated. On tv we saw CPR and an AED being used, the latter of which was used to “shock” his heart back into a normal rhythm.
It highlights the importance of having AEDs available and accessible in public areas and where athletic competition takes place, they are life saving.
Eriksen now starts his journey as a heart patient as his medical team will work to identify the causes, reversible and irreversible, of his arrest. Fortunately he is alive and at the end of the day that is what is most important.
The hope for all our patients is the same, to allow them to be able to do the things they enjoy and spend time with those they love.
For those who want more medical detail the cause of his arrhythmia now needs to be determined. He will undergo a battery of tests to rule out structural heart disease, electrical abnormalities, electrolyte abnormalities, ischemia etc etc. Happy to answer questions.
There are differences between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack. This graphic from @CardioSmart highlights them
Here is another graphic from @CardioSmart about heart disease in athletes #ChristianEriksen
Here is a guide courtesy of the @American_Heart on how to do CPR on adults, children, infants and even pets. Learn it, it could safe a life #ChristianEriksen
Eriksen’s doctor confirmed some of the initial fears, he had a cardiac arrest that required an AED...”He was gone, and we did cardiac resuscitation. It was a cardiac arrest," Boesen said.
"We got him back after one defibrillator.”#Eriksen #ChristianEricksen #EURO2020

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13 Jun
Thoughts on #Eriksen the morning after...Really good news to hear reports coming out that he is doing well. A tragedy was averted due to early recognition and intervention, two things that are key. With the heart and the brain, every second counts. #ENGCRO #EURO2020
This summer do take the time to learn proper CPR techniques, learn what number to call for help (9-1-1) here in the US, and recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.
Additionally, know yourself. Recognize your risk factors for heart disease, assess your family history and recognize your eating habits. Reduce your risk by knowing your numbers. What is your target weight, your blood pressure, are you diabetic, is your cholesterol under control
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