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After Suffering A Heart Arrest Christian Eriksen Will Return To Inter Milan For Medical Exams Next Week

Christian Eriksen is expected to return to Inter Milan for medical checkups next week, nearly two months after having a heart arrest during the Euro 2020 qualifying tournament.
During Denmark’s opening game against Finland, the midfielder collapsed and required immediate CPR from pitch-side medics, who were able to resuscitate him.
After being released from hospital last month, the 29-year-old has been rehabilitating in Copenhagen, but Sky Italia reports that he will return to Inter’s training base next week.
Christian Eriksen is expected to travel to Inter Milan for medical tests next week. The midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland in June. According to the source, Eriksen will have new and accurate heart scans to determine the reason of his cardiac arrest.
Following the medical examinations, they will determine their next measures and whether or not he will be able to play football again.
Eriksen had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted in his chest after his cardiac arrest to control any subsequent irregularities in his heartbeat.
An ICD is a wired device that sends an electrical pulse to the heart to treat abnormal beats.
The Italian club wants to know what caused his heart arrest before deciding whether he can return to football. The Denmark star required immediate CPR on the pitch and was revived in Copenhagen. Eriksen was released from hospital on June 18 following six days of treatment.
‘This gadget is important after a cardiac attack owing to rhythm irregularities,’ said Danish team doctor Morten Boesen after Eriksen was released from the hospital.
‘Christian has accepted the solution, and the plan has been validated by professionals regionally and internationally who all suggest the same treatment,’ Boesen stated the day following Eriksen’s collapse.
‘He was gone,’ Boesen said.
‘That was cardiac arrest, therefore we did cardiac resuscitation.’
How close were we to each other?
I’m not sure.
We got him back after only one defib, so that was really quick.
We don’t know what happened or why it happened.
Eriksen will not be able to play for Inter again unless his defibrillator is removed, according to a top scientific specialist for the Italian FA.
Players competing in Italy, both amateur and professional, are prohibited from competing if they have any major heart issues.
‘Christian Eriksen cannot be given the all-clear to play in Italy,’ Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian FA’s technical scientific committee, told Radio Kiss Kiss.
Eriksen currently wears an implantable cardioverter device (ICD) to control his heart rhythm. ‘If the athlete gets the defibrillator removed, confirming the pathology can be treated, then he can return to play for Inter,’ said prominent NHS cardiologist Dr Scott Murray on the night of Eriksen’s collapse.
‘It’s probably (the end of his career) for him,’ Doctor Murray told MailOnline.
It is against the law in Italy to allow anyone to participate in sports if they have a serious heart problem.
‘They’ve been doing it for a long time, more than 20 years, and they’ve decreased cardiac arrest death rates in sports from more than 3% to less than 1%.’
‘He (Eriksen) comes from an Italian club, so he must have gone through all of the examinations before joining Inter.’
The Italians are the best at screening competitive athletes for heart disease.
‘Italy has the world’s best pre-participation screening, which aims to reduce incidents, but he still has an incident on the field.’
So that can happen even if you screen.
Eriksen, 29, has been recovering in Copenhagen since being released from hospital, according to leading NHS cardiologist Dr Scott Murray. ‘It’s going to be difficult for him to eradicate, he’s still going to (be) that 0.01 per cent of people who will still have something happen,’ Murray said.
Last season, the 29-year-old assisted the Italian club in winning their first Serie A title in 11 years.
Eriksen made almost 300 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur during his six-and-a-half-year stay in north London.
Professor Sanjay Sharma, who put Eriksen through a battery of tests every year between 2013 and 2020, said the former Tottenham midfielder had no known history of heart problems, but that no test was “foolproof.”

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