ZAP! ICD 1, Death 0

I found this on Dr. Wes’ blog: Belgian soccer player Anthony Van Loo was thrown out of the league and not allowed to return until after he had an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) implanted to counter a “known cardiac condition.”

Right in the middle of the game last Sunday, (June 7th – Europeans usually write the date as Day/Month/Year, so the caption on the tape reads 07-06-09) Anthony’s heart freaked out and he went down. A few seconds later you can see his legs tremble as the ICD kicks in and delivers the shock to his heart…

…. and a few seconds after that, Anthony is sitting up!

Chalk up another win for the good guys!


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