Greek footballer suffers cardiac arrest on the pitch and dies – see reason

A Greek footballer died on the pitch after suffering a heart arrest during a match in which there was no defibrillator or ambulance present.
Alexandros Lampis was playing for Ilioupoli, a Greek third-tier side, when the tragedy struck five minutes into the game.
On Wednesday, February, the 21-year-old fell during a match at the First Municipal Stadium.
The stadium is within a south-eastern suburb of the Greek capital Athens, but the ambulance did not arrive for 20 minutes, The Sun reports, and there was no way to resuscitate the stricken player at the ground.
The incident comes after the world watched in horror only eight months ago when Christian Eriksen collapsed suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest, while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.
In that incident, Denmark’s team doctor, Morten Boesen, confirmed that the 29-year-old had gone into cardiac arrest on the pitch and was brought back through a combination of CPR and an electric shock from a defibrillator.
Eriksen’s life was saved and he is now set to make a remarkable return to top-flight football with Brentford in the premier league.
The Danish midfielder has been allowed to return to professional football after a defibrillator was implanted into his body, which helps to regulate his heart rate.

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