Christian Eriksen to have heart-starting device fitted after collapse

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Christian Eriksen required emergency treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen will be fitted with a heart-starting device following his collapse on the pitch during Euro 2020.

The 29-year-old midfielder suffered cardiac arrest in his side’s defeat by Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday.

The ICD – implantable cardioverter defibrillator – is “necessary due to rhythm disturbances”, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen said.

Eriksen remains in hospital but says he is “fine under the circumstances”.

The British Heart Foundationexternal-link describes an ICD as a small device which is placed under the skin, is connected to the heart with “thin wires” and “sends electrical pulses to regulate abnormal heart rhythms”.

Boesen added: “Christian has accepted the solution and the plan has moreover been confirmed by specialists nationally and internationally who all…

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