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Dr Vincent Gabus, SpR in Cardiology, St George’s university of LondonDr Michael Papadakis, Lecturer in cardiology, St George’s university of LondonProf Sanjay Sharma, Professor of clinical cardiology, St George’s university of London
A 20-year-old black football player collapsed during a football match on the pitch. He did not have any previous sinister cardiac symptoms. He was not on any regular medications and there was no family history of premature sudden cardiac death or cardiomyopathy. Bystander CPR was commenced immediately. Paramedics arrived within 7 minutes and found the patient in ventricular fibrillation. Sinus rhythm was restored after a single shock by automated external defibrillator. On arrival at the hospital his GCS was 14, maximum Troponin I was 139 ug/l (normal <0.05 ug/l) and his 12-lead ECG is presented below.
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