Incredible video of soccer player saved by ICD

h/t Dr. Wes

In this amazing video, 20 year old Belgian soccer player Anthony Van Loo is saved by his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PwpSFDbCZY]

Are these cool times we live in, or what?

See also:

Another soccer player experiences sudden cardiac arrest on camera (VIDEO)

Scientist shocked by ICD at Copenhagen Summit (VIDEO)

Cardiac arrest are you ready to save one of our own? (VIDEO)

3 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    .. and imagine the relevance of a disussion whether to screen young elite athletes?Guess we all know what Anthony thinks.

  • Tom B says:

    Anonymous – Why just young elite athletes?Why not require a routine 12 lead ECG for all high school athletes and screen for WPW, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, prolonged QT, and Brugada's syndrome?Best regards,Tom

  • klaus says:

    Awesome video.. Im at work in the ER and me and my colleagues are in awe. In Norway there has been quite a lot of incidents of cardiac arrest/sudden death especially with young soccer players. This was linked to use of NSAIDS/cyclooxygenase2-inhibitors. Some drugs have been taken off the market, and its been a while since such indidents were in the news. Has the use of NSAIDS/COX2-inhibitors been linked to cardiac arrest in athletes/football/soccer-players been discussed/studied in the US?

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Steve
59 Year Old Male: Unwell
Afib is a possibility but the differentials for a wide complex tachycardia have always been said to be: 1:VT 2; VT 3: VT 4:VT 5: abberency Especially since he has no reported history of afib. Show a 12lead to 5 cardiologist and get 6 different readings. Stop with the elitist attitude.
2015-06-30 14:41:04
Steve
59 Year Old Male: Unwell
The differentials for a wide complex tachycardia. 1:VT 2; VT 3: VT 4:VT 5: sinus with abarency Since he's the right age, doesn't have history of afib, and MIs can cause VT, I'm leaning towards VT. Luckily treatment for unstable tachycardiaI is the same : shock. If it IS afib, it's doubtful he's been in…
2015-06-30 14:32:39
Martin
59 Year Old Male: Unwell
Had a very similar case and EKG just the other day. Docs called it BBB. They pushed calcium chloride and Bicarb and it started to narrow down after 20mins. Luckily I was 3 mins to ER "didn't push anything cause I didn't have time." aka..i didn't know what it was.
2015-06-30 13:40:01
Stephen Smith
59 Year Old Male: Unwell
Not VT. This is atrial fib with RVR and anterolateral STEMI in the presence of RBBB/LAFB. Possible superimposed hyperK. Needs cardioversion, then repeat ECG. STEMI can sometimes be due to demand ischemia and one must repeat the ECG after rapid rate is slowed.
2015-06-30 12:45:31
Casey
59 Year Old Male: Unwell
Afib with RBBB and LAHB. Extensive Antero-lateral STEMI with reciprocal changes seen in inferior leads. The rate is obviously a concern but this has been developing for 8 hours (possibly with an acute decline starting 30 mins ago), so I feel comfortable getting an IV and fluid started before shocking his angry heart. My initial…
2015-06-30 01:24:19

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