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Soccer: From playmaker to pacemaker – how ICD could save Eriksen’s career

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By Philip O’Connor COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Christian Eriksen’s soccer career could be saved by an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD, a small battery-powered device to regulate his heartbeat following a cardiac arrest suffered on the pitch at a Euro 2020 game. The Danish midfielder collapsed and received CPR on the pitch during their Group B clash with Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday, and on Thursday the Danish FA announced that he would have an ICD fitted. Gunnar Gislason, head of research at the Danish Heart Foundation and a professor of cardiology, told Reuters that a return to …

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