It seems much more than 2 weeks since the cardiac arrest of Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba during the FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur on March 17. This dreadful sudden collapse happened on national TV in front of a crowd of over 30,000 people and stopped the game. Fabrice was instantly given oxygen and professional CPR with a defibrillator on hand to give him the 15 shocks he received in the 78 minutes before he became conscious. Thanks to the squad of medical experts, quick thinking and expertise of the London Chest Hospital consultant cardiologist Dr Andrew Deaner who ran from the stands on to the pitch, the tremendous efforts of the paramedics and London Ambulance Service and the outstanding team of consultants from the London Chest Hospital in Bethnal Green, Fabrice’s condition has now improved sufficiently to be talking to family and friends.
These are a collection of some of the appearances Professor Sharma has been doing to raise awareness of cardiac conditions in young people after the collapse of Fabrice Muamba.
Professor Sharma appears in a report by the BBC programme Late Kick Off where the current situation of screening in Football is discussed and the research overseen by Professor Sharma and his team on behalf of Cardiac Risk in the Young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8qm5Cp3go
On ITV’s Daybreak morning programme Professor Sharma speaks about the screening programme of Cardiac Risk in the Young and his involvement in that. He also answers questions on the events of the Fabrice Muamba collapse and the problems that can be faced by people suffering and surviving cardiac arrest. http://www.itv.com/news/update/2012-03-19/cardiologist-footballers-insisted-on-being-screened-after-muamba-collapse/
Here Professor Sharma talks about Fabrice Muamba’s collapse and the screening done for Tottenham Hotspurs after the events of 17.03.2012. A short interview but very informative. http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16191807
On Sky Sports News Professor Sharma talks about Athletic screening in regard to the London Olympics 2012. There are interesting questions about what screenings have been done for our Olympic hopefuls and what provisions have been put in place in case the worst happens. http://bcove.me/g3a835qn
During Sports Tonight Live Professor Sharma answers questions about screening and the Fabrice collapse, Mike Parry who conducted the discussion is also a sufferer of dilated cardiomyopathy. With questions and answers about the amazing signs of recovery by Fabrice, this short extract is worth the full five minute watch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4emaeI9v7o