Christian Eriksen to be fitted with ICD heart-starter device in op after cardiac arrest following Euro 2020 collapse

Christian Eriksen to be fitted with ICD heart-starter device in op after cardiac arrest following Euro 2020 collapse

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# 17 June 2021 12:54 (UTC +04:00)

Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starter device following his cardiac arrest at the European Championships, APA reports citing The Sun.

The Inter Milan playmaker collapsed on the pitch in Denmark's opening game against Finland before being rushed to hospital.

Their team doctor Morten Boesen has now confirmed in a statement that Eriksen will be fitted with a Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Boesen said: "After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD (heart starter).

"This device is necessary after a cardiac attack due to rhythm disturbances.

"Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all recommend the same treatment.

"We encourage everybody to give Christian and his family peace and privacy the following time."

An ICD is a device, usually fitted in your chest, that helps people with dangerously irregular heart rhythms and checks your beat all the time.

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