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"The scariest day of my life" Charlie Wyke suffered a cardiac arrest during football training last year

Liz Blamire

5th September 2022

In this Tweet from Sky Sports , we hear the incredible story of Charlie Wyke, Wigan Athletic football player.

An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), can be used to re-establish normal heart rhythms. Learn more in the video below (Charlie has a subcutaneous - below the skin- ICD, rather than type shown in this video, but it works in the same way).

Read and watch the full Sky Sports News interview here - Charlie Wyke says Man Utd's Christian Eriksen inspired him to return to football after cardiac arrest

Liz Blamire

Liz is a former NHS midwife, who has worked in community, birth centre and acute hospital settings. Liz is an SSAT Accredited Lead Practitioner, who has taught Health and Social Care in FE and secondary schools, where she was a successful HOD. Liz is an experienced senior examiner and author and is the current tutor2u subject lead for Health and Social Care.

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