Danish player Christian Eriksen to have a defibrillator implanted

The Danish star Christian Eriksen, victim of a cardiac arrest during his entry in the running for the Euro football on Saturday June 12, will have a cardiac defibrillator implanted, announced Thursday the Danish federation.

“After the various examinations of the heart undergone by Christian, it was decided that he should wear a subcutaneous defibrillator”, known by the acronym of DAI (Automatic Implantable Defibrillator) indicates the DBU in a press release. “This device is necessary after a heart attack because of rhythm disturbances [du cœur], she specifies.

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The federation gives no indication of the consequences for the rest of the career of the 29-year-old Inter Milan player.

A decision accepted by the player

This decision, taken by specialists from the large Danish hospital where Eriksen is located since Saturday, “Has been accepted” by the player and “Confirmed by national and international specialists who recommend this same treatment”, underlines the federation.

Players, like the Dutchman Daley Blind, were able to resume their careers after being equipped with this device, which allows to control and regulate the heartbeat.

The announcement of this medical intervention comes a few hours before the kickoff of the Denmark-Belgium match in Copenhagen (6 p.m.), during which a tribute from the public to the Danish number 10 is scheduled in the tenth minute.

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