Christian Eriksen To Get ICD Device After Cardiac Arrest

Christian Eriksen will be fitted with an ICD heart-starting device after the Denmark midfielder suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

“After Christian has been through different heart examinations it has been decided that he should have an ICD,” explained Denmark team doctor Martin Boesen on Thursday.

“This device is necessary after 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.”

According to the NHS, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device is “similar to a pacemaker” and is often fitted as a “preventative treatment” for people thought to be at risk of suffering a cardiac arrest.

The device can usually be fitted under local anaesthetic which means the patient will be awake during the procedure, which takes around an hour.

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Denmark play Belgium in their second Euro 2020 game on Thursday.

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