Eriksen to be fitted with a heart-starter device

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Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starter device following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 over the weekend.

Denmark’s team doctor has confirmed the news.

The Danish FA has also issued out a statement confirming that indeed Christian Eriksen will have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (IDC) inserted in him.

The 29-year-old was given emergency CPR on the pitch after collapsing just five minutes before the half-time break during their Euro 2020 opening game against Finland in Copenhagen.

“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,” said the statement.

“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.”

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By FARPost Reporter

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