Danish Soccer Player Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Euro Match

Danish Soccer Player Suffered Cardiac Arrest During Euro Match

June 14, 2021

Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped beating after he fell to the ground during a Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said.

“Well, he was gone,” Boesen said, according to The Wall Street Journal. “We did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest.”

Erickson, a 29-year-old midfielder, collapsed during the 43rd minute of the game, The Journal said. Erickson quickly lost signs of life and a defibrillator was used to resuscitate him in front of the crowd and international television audience.

“How close were we (to losing him)? I don’t know,” Boesen said. “We got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.”

Boesen said he didn’t know what caused Erickson’s cardiac arrest. He said Erickson may have survived because up-to-date medical equipment was available.

“That was completely decisive, I think,” Boesen said. “The time from when it happens to when he receives help is th

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