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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