Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Automated Defibrillator Used to Treat NHL Player

From CNN SI:

DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer was hospitalized in good condition early Tuesday after he collapsed on the bench and his heart stopped late in the first period of a game against the Nashville Predators.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Fischer's heart was restarted before he was taken from the arena.

"They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him," Babcock said.

Fischer was also given CPR at the bench by team physician Dr. Tony Colucci before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher.


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