Christian Eriksen

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Am I a bad person for thinking this is a bit much? It feels like something you'd do for someone who passed away which, thankfully, Erikson didn't. Feels a bit morbid to me.
Who the feck is that guy? I swear that isn't Lukaku
 

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Some of the comments in here. Anything to make fun of Lukaku right? They're doing this in a stadium where the home fans witnessed one of their players nearly die, a couple hundred meters from the hospital where that player is currently staying. He's close enough to actually hear the stadium and we already know he's going to follow the match. The guy nearly died. Do you think Eriksen and his family are going to sit there and think "well this is a bit much"?
 

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Weird response in here to a nice gesture. I think people just hate Lukaku
 

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Yes. Local police have praised the gesture but said they'll have no choice but to arrest all players and coaching staff when the clock strikes 11:00.
I mean, sure. It's obviously a great gesture, and something I'm sure Eriksen and his family appreciate. I'd just think it made more sense for the referee to stop the match for a minute, than to kick the ball out of play changing the throw-in count, which is a fairly standard option for bookmakers to provide odds on.
Anyway, I'm just nitpicking. Guy seems to be doing ok which is by far the most important thing here.
 

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He's having an ICD. Not sure what this means for his career.
 

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I mean, sure. It's obviously a great gesture, and something I'm sure Eriksen and his family appreciate. I'd just think it made more sense for the referee to stop the match for a minute, than to kick the ball out of play changing the throw-in count, which is a fairly standard option for bookmakers to provide odds on.
Anyway, I'm just nitpicking. Guy seems to be doing ok which is by far the most important thing here.
Well everyone knows they are going to kick it out so not sure what the issue is with the fecking throw in count?.

A better question would be will it be the first throw in of the game, or second or third.
 

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He's having an ICD. Not sure what this means for his career.
Not sure but I think Daley blind has one fitted? I believe he has a S-ICD and I don’t know which type C.E will get but his career isn’t necessarily over
 

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He's having an ICD. Not sure what this means for his career.

Blind had one fitted, and Dinnery said in a later tweet that he thinks Eriksen will be getting the S-ICD too. I'll be surprised if Eriksen continues to play though
 

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I am an ICU physician and have supervised plenty of code blue situations (doing CPR, using AEDs, etc)

It is absolutely remarkable that he is alive and speaking. The medics (and referee who stopped the game instantly) are absolute heroes. The survival rate after CPR is low, and survival with good neurological outcomes (like speaking and talking) is even lower. This happened with Eriksen because of the immediate action of the medics in administering early CPR and defibrillation.

He went into SCD (Sudden Cardiac Death) from VT/VF (Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation). Typically in an otherwise healthy young person, it's due to structural heart disease (like Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy - HOCM). I'm not sure if players routinely get echocardiograms when signing for clubs, which would have identified this beforehand. It's not cost-effective in the general population but I am not sure about big clubs. It could also be due to genetic arrhythymia syndromes or less likely due to electrolyte abnormalities. In any case, he is going to get a battery of tests in the hospital and leave with an implanted defibrillator (ie, pacemaker).
Thank you for sharing your insight.

Why do players, at least for big clubs, not undergo rigorous checks for heart issues? There is more than enough money to carry out the checks and it can potentially save a player's life?
 

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Thank you for sharing your insight.

Why do players, at least for big clubs, not undergo rigorous checks for heart issues? There is more than enough money to carry out the checks and it can potentially save a player's life?
I am pretty sure they undergo rigorous checks. It doesn't make sense otherwise. But I presume that some issues take time to develop and be exposed fully.
 

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I dont think its as straight forward as that, Blinds heart didnt stop beating.
Evander Sno would actually be more similar to Eriksen as he had to be reanimated (which actually took a while) on the pitch as well. He did manage to continue his career as a pro so I guess it's possible but I'd assume each case is somewhat unique.
 

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Thank you for sharing your insight.

Why do players, at least for big clubs, not undergo rigorous checks for heart issues? There is more than enough money to carry out the checks and it can potentially save a player's life?
I am pretty sure they undergo rigorous checks. It doesn't make sense otherwise. But I presume that some issues take time to develop and be exposed fully.
Prof Sharma, a consultant cardiologist for the charity Cardiac Risk In The Young, said he had carried out annual electrocardiograms (ECGs) and ultrasound checks on Eriksen during his time at Tottenham to scan for abnormalities.

The footballer, who now plays for the Italian side Inter Milan, was also put through ‘maximal exercise tests’ to reveal any problems such as inherited heart muscle issues and electrical signalling faults.

‘From the day we signed him it was my job to screen him, and we tested him every year,’ said Prof Sharma. ‘So certainly his tests up to 2019 were completely normal with no obvious underlying cardiac fault. Every single year he was tested. I can vouch for that because I did the tests.’

When he heard that Eriksen had collapsed, Prof Sharma immediately went through the player’s test results again. ‘I thought, “Oh my God? Is there something there that we didn’t see?” But I have looked at all the test results and everything looked perfect.’

He said it was possible that Eriksen had picked up a silent heart problem since leaving Tottenham in January 2020, although Inter Milan would have carried out similar checks.

"Obviously we’ve had Covid. Some footballers may have had sub-clinical Covid infection, which may have resulted in scarring of the heart,’ said Prof Sharma.
 

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I googled Eriksen and covid to see if he'd had it in the past and all I got was dozens of news articles about conspiracy theories claiming he had the vaccine days before his collapse, which Inter have had to quash...ffs.

I wonder if players are having antibody tests to determine if they've tested positive at any point without knowing? Any that have should 100% go through more vigorous tests on their hearts.