He was in action when the Dane Christian Eriksen had to be revived at the EM 2021.
Now a doctor from Cologne is talking about a "very moving moment".
Copenhagen / Cologne - Denmark's soccer hero Christian Eriksen was, according to the emergency doctor in the EM * stadium in Copenhagen, conscious again after his collapse after an electric shock.
As the Cologne intensive care physician Jens Kleinefeld reported to the newspapers of the
Funke media group
, the 29-year-old was put in the defibrillator after just a few minutes of cardiac massage and the electric shock was triggered once.
EM 2021: Mediziner experienced a “very moving moment” during Eriksen resuscitation
“About 30 seconds later the player opened his eyes and I was able to speak to him directly.
That was a very moving moment, because with such medical emergencies in everyday life the chances of success are much lower, ”said Kleinefeld.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch after 43 minutes in the Danes' group game against Finland.
The midfielder from the traditional Italian club Inter Milan suffered a cardiac arrest and has been in hospital ever since.
He recently got in touch with a positive customer from the clinic.
Christian Eriksen collapses at EM 2021: Emergency doctor describes crucial moments in the stadium
Mediziner Kleinefeld explained that he was still 99 percent sure in the stadium that the Dane would arrive stable at the hospital and stay stable there.
“When a professional athlete has been medically checked, it is usually a kind of“ short circuit ”that triggers the ventricular fibrillation.
The electric shock then gives the decisive impulse so that the heart beats again. In a competitive athlete - in contrast to normal patients, for example with previous illnesses - the probability that the heart will stop again is minimal, ”explained the Cologne native.
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