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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Sean V
Rate Related VS. Primary ST-T Changes:
Also forgot to mention decrease the FiO2, 3LPM is getting us a SpO2 of 98%, titrate down so we staying at or above 94%. No need to hyperoxygenate & create all those fun free radicals. I would also include using an EtCO2 nasal cannula, lets get another measure of our cardiac output.
2014-09-20 02:32:20
Sean V
Rate Related VS. Primary ST-T Changes:
Atrial Fibrillation w/ Rapid Ventricular Response. There appears to be possible Delta Waves, the most prominent being in aVL, also leads I, II, and V6. In the EMS 12-Lead there appears to be a fusion beat, 3rd in V2, slurred R-wave appears quite consistent with a Delta wave. I would consider WPW as the primary…
2014-09-20 02:28:16
Brian
Rate Related VS. Primary ST-T Changes:
Afib. There is widespread depression in most leads and aVR has some elevation...but I am skeptical about this ecg. If a quick fluid challenge of 500-1000cc did not slow down the HR I would give him some diltiazem (5mg increments is our protocol or 0.25mg/kg) and slow the rate down a bit and see if…
2014-09-19 21:02:48
Michael Schiavone
Rate Related VS. Primary ST-T Changes:
Isolated ST elevation in AVR with ST depression in several leads. Rapid, irregular rate suggests AFIB with RVR. I would provide entry note with this exact description and leave it to hospital whether or not to activate cath lab. My EMS treatment: IV access, 324 mg. ASA, NTG, Cardizem .25 mg/kg over 2 minutes, consider…
2014-09-19 20:30:35
Dayne
Rate Related VS. Primary ST-T Changes:
AF with RVR @167, LVH and prolonged QT. ST depression to I,II and V3-6 and reciprocal elevation to aVR equal to or >1mm highly suggestive of LMCA or 3-vessel disease. High specificity for proximal occlusion. Aspirin, GTN, IV access, Spo2 >95%, Transport to nearest PCI/Cath Lab facility ASAP
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