Sno suffers cardiac arrest, walks off pitch

Reuters, Yahoo!7 October 1, 2012, 10:20 am

NEC Nijmegen midfielder Evander Sno suffered a cardiac arrest during their game at Feyenoord but was able to walk off the pitch after his defibrillator resolved the problem.

"Evander (Sno) had a cardiac arrest which was followed by a shock from his internal defibrillator," Feyenoord doctor Casper van Eijck said.

"And the shock is what he felt and that terrified him, which I could see in his eyes on the pitch.

"He was transported to a hospital because the defibrillator caused arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat) so he has to stay there for the night."

Sno had the defibrillator fitted after suffering a cardiac arrest playing for Ajax Amsterdam's reserves in September 2010 when he was revived by the use of an external defibrillator.

The 25-year-old Dutchman, who started his career at Feyenoord before spells with NAC Breda, Celtic, Ajax, Bristol City and RKC Waalwijk, was substituted after 34 minutes of Saturday's Dutch league match which Nijmegen lost 5-1.

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  1. Ln03:01pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    give it up dude next time wou might not be so lucky

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  2. Craig02:40pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hes on massive pay id guess thats why hed take the risk, greed before health

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  3. Bertsie01:10pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Speedy recovery Sno

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  4. teandbikkies12:52pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Defibrilators do not revive you, they stop your heart; the hope is then that your heart will start again in it's natural rhythm. Hope you live. Defibrilators stop your heart.

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  5. r12:38pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hahaha "The Skud" Is there a more 'gentler' sport than Soccer???? Dont think so.

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  6. Simon12:25pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Sports should be left to remain a natural talent associated with natural fitness. It is cheating if we have to use drugs and biomechanics to compete against normal abled or disable people!!!!!! Let start teams of drug cheats and biomechanics to compete against each other and see the effects. Sports federations must balance this equation of "fair-game".

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  7. The Skud12:17pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Do you think Darwin is telling him to take up a gentler sport?

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  8. alienconcepts12:05pm Monday 01st October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    bio-mechanical sports people .... is it fair that titanium joints are allowed to race against muscle and sinew ?

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