Soccer player has sudden heart failure and gets revived by an implanted defibrillator

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+30 1. Barklight commented 6 years ago

I can't imagine why someone with a known condition like that would be playing such a physically demanding sport.
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+2 2. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 6 years ago

Sports are like a war without the killing & they're fun! >:)
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+5 3. Pyranthos commented 6 years ago

takes a real.. ahem.. die hard fan, to play despite that condition.. (and sorry for the cheesy pun, couldn't resist) :P Lucky dude, this time
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+5 4. torbengb commented 6 years ago

He just *literally* dropped dead in his tracks :O That's scary. God to see him survive. Perhaps time for a career change?
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+2 5. edz commented 6 years ago

Hope not f1 car racing :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :(|)
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+5 6. Pepperoni39 commented 6 years ago

This sport is called football!
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-2 7. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#6 I prefer to just call it boring.
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0 8. fjwjr commented 6 years ago

Someone with a heart condition severe enough to require an AICD should NEVER be playing in a soccer game. I would doubt he had doctor's permission.
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+2 9. cameramaster commented 6 years ago

~1. Does it really matter ? You could have a 1000 medical conditions that could take you away, there again you could be hit by a bus the next day, way I see it is why not enjoy what we have while we have it.
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+1 10. dragonon commented 6 years ago

As a doctor, its common in athletes. Sudden cardiac death is common compared to layman.
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-1 11. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 6 years ago

Sports are like a war since people die in the field & they're not fun! O:)
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+1 12. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#11 I think your first comment made more sense.
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-1 13. fjwjr commented 6 years ago

#10 I'm NOT a doctor and I know better that what you say is nonsense. This was NOT sudden cardiac death. This was a patient with a previously diagnosed severe cardiac condition who shouldn't have been walking to the market, let alone playing soccer.
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0 14. blinman commented 6 years ago

#13 Not necessarily - I was borderline to get an ICD after my heart attack and I have no restrictions on activities. Some people's hearts just handle it better.
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+1 15. Pyranthos commented 6 years ago

#14 so you HAVE had a heart attack, and almost had to get an ICD bc of it.. Hmm, what exactly is your heart handling better?

Just because your doctor didn't place any restrictions on your activities, doesn't mean you should be doing them. Ever heard the phrases "I'd like to get a second opinion" or "better safe than sorry"? If I'd had a heart attack, I sure wouldn't be pushing my luck. A little common sense goes a long way.

And #9, while your point is valid, there are soo many things in life to enjoy without the need to put yourself in danger, esp when there's a known physically augmented risk factor like a heart condition. Again, a little common sense...
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0 16. Natan_el_Tigre commented 6 years ago