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Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

Hit by tennis ball in his chest, the heart of a man was stopped abruptly

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Hit by tennis ball in his chest, the heart of a man was stopped abruptlyHit by tennis ball in his chest, the heart of a man was stopped abruptly

News24xx.com -  A 25-year-old man from Sweden reportedly experienced a rare occurrence, which his heart was stopped abruptly after being hit by a tennis ball in the chest.

But lucky, he could be saved because when the incident happens, a doctor who was playing tennis on the same field.

Quoted from the journal Medical Cases, the man who was playing tennis was initially known to fall, but he can still stand. He played for two minutes before collapsing and his skin turned blue.

Three doctors who also played tennis witnessed it and recognized the sudden cardiac arrest symptoms. They directly do cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a defibrillator.

After make two cardiac resuscitation, the heart of that man again pulsates and pumping blood throughout the body. The paramedics were then summoned to the Skane University Hospital for further action.

"Seeing the situation, the number of survivors in such cases is very small, especially this is a reaction when do sport where the availability of emergency medical devices such as automated external defibrillators may be limited," doctors from Skane University Hospital wrote in a report in the journal.


At the hospital the man was diagnosed with a condition that called as commotiocordis caused by a blunt object collision. This incident happens when the chest wall is pressed for a fraction of a second, but the cardiovascular system is so fragile, so it can lead to cardiac arrest.


It is not known exactly how many people have experienced this because it is quite rare. There is only a 10 to 30 millisecond pause in the heartbeat cycle where this can happen.

 

 

 

 

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