Bringing Fabrice Muamba Back to Life

Bringing Fabrice Muamba Back to Life

The UK Bolton Wanderers team doctor Jonathan Tobin revealed on Wednesday that doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive Muamba for 48 minutes before he arrived at the London Chest Hospital. It took another 30 minutes before the 23-year-old Muamba’s heart started beating again after 15 shocks.

“In effect, he was dead in that time,” Dr. Tobin said.

Dr. Andrew Deaner, a Tottenham-supporting cardiologist, leapt from his seat in the crowd Saturday and rushed on to the field to help Muamba.

“If you’re going to use the term miraculous, I guess it could be used here,” he said.

On Monday, Muamba started breathing independently again and communicating in intensive care.

“I’m glad to say that the early signs of recovery have continued,” Tobin said. “I went to see Fabrice last night. I went in and he said ‘Hi doc.’ I asked him how he was and he said ‘Fine.’”

Dr. Tobin said Muamba has been discussing cardiac arrest, which prompted an outpouring of concern throughout the soccer world.

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SOURCE: The Washington Post

 

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