C.The collapse of Christian Eriksen during Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 match shocked the football world, especially his former doctor Sanjay sharma.
Sharma was the cardiologist of the player in Tottenham, where the Danish player played between 2013 and 2020, and performed annual EKGs and ultrasounds on the players.
“His tests up to 2019 were completely normal with no obvious underlying heart failure,” Sharma he told the Daily Mail.
“Every year he was tested. I can attest to that because I did the tests.
“[When I saw the incident] I thought ‘Oh my God? Is there something there that we didn’t see? but I have looked at all the test results and everything seemed perfect. “
The medical expert went on to give his theory on what might have happened to Eriksen during that Finland match.
“If you were to have aggressive CPR and had to use a defibrillator, then I would call it primary cardiac arrest as a result of a poor heart rhythm,” he added. Sharma explained.
“What I saw was that he ran to the ball and completely lost his legs. Clearly at that point something had gone terribly wrong. He goes limp, hits the ground and starts to snap.
“From the moment you hit the ground to the moment your heart starts again is known as downtime. The longer the downtime, the worse your outlook.
“For every minute they don’t give you back, if you don’t have good CPR, your chance of survival drops by seven percent.
“Normally with someone who has had a five or six minute downtime, if they get it back, they are so bad that they have to be ventilated, with a tube down their throat to help them breathe.
“But remember that Eriksen he is a very young fit man. It’s not like the elderly in cardiac arrest outside of Sainsbury’s. This is a guy with a fantastic circulation. “
Can Eriksen play football again?
Many tests will be carried out on the midfielder in the next few hours, and doctors will look for any heart irregularities.
It remains to be seen, therefore, if he will be able to return to the field of play.
For his colleagues, meanwhile, the impact of Saturday’s events was significant and the Danish press reports that they are still in shock.