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List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by robosky02(m): 2:32pm On Jun 08, 2017
List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests

As we all mourn the death of Cheick Tiote of Ivory Coast who passed away in China Monday, here is a list of Black/African Footballers that Have Died From Cardiac Arrests While Playing:




– Samuel Okwaraji (Nigeria)

– Amir Angwe (Nigeria)

– Hedi Berkhissa (Tunisia)

– John Ikoroma (Nigeria)

– Bobsam Elejiko (Nigeria)

– Endurance Idahor (Nigeria)

– Chinonso Ihelwere Henry (Nigeria)

– Victor Omogbehin (England)

– Marc-Viven Foe (Cameroon)

– Mohammed Abdelwahab (Egypt)

– Chaswe Nsofwa (Nigeria)

– Guy Tchingoma (Gabon)

– Orobosan Adun (Nigeria)

– Sekou Camara (Mali)

– Shetemi Ayetigbo (Ireland)

– David Oniya (Nigeria)

– Kodjo Etonam Adjassou (Togo)

– Bart Opoku (Ghana)

– Benjamin Owusu (Ghana)

– Mohamed Lemine M’Boye (Tanzania)

– Ambrose Wleh (Liberia)

– Patrick Ekeng (Cameroon)

— Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)

May their souls Rest In Peace…..


https://sports.skytrendnews.com/2017/06/06/list-african-footballers-died-cardiac-arrests/

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Oyindidi(f): 2:41pm On Jun 08, 2017
We sabi champion bad news

May their souls R.I.P

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by robosky02(m): 2:47pm On Jun 08, 2017
Sudden Cardiac Arrest:


Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop in effective blood flow due to the failure of the heart to contract effectively. Symptoms include loss of consciousness and abnormal or absent breathing. Some people may have chest pain, shortness of breath, or nausea before this occurs. If not treated within minutes, death usually occurs.


cause :
The most common cause of cardiac arrest is coronary artery disease. Less common causes include major blood loss, lack of oxygen, very low potassium, heart failure, and intense physical exercise. A number of inherited disorders may also increase the risk including long QT syndrome. The initial heart rhythm is most often ventricular fibrillation. The diagnosis is confirmed by finding no pulse. While a cardiac arrest may be caused by heart attack or heart failure, these are not the same.


other cause :
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest. Many other cardiac and non-cardiac conditions also increase one's risk.
Coronary artery disease often results in coronary ischemia and ventricular fibrillation (v-fib). Cases have shown that the most common finding at postmortem examination of SCD is chronic high-grade stenosis of at least one segment of a major coronary artery, the arteries that supply the heart muscle with its blood supply. Left ventricular hypertrophy is thought to be the leading cause of sudden cardiac death in the adult population. This is most commonly the result of longstanding high blood pressure which has caused secondary damage to the wall of the main pumping chamber of the heart, the left ventricle


Prevention:
Prevention includes not smoking, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.Treatment for cardiac arrest is immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and, if a shockable rhythm is present, defibrillation. Among those who survive targeted temperature management may improve outcomes. An implantable cardiac defibrillator may be placed to reduce the chance of death from recurrence.

Signs and symptoms:
Cardiac arrest is sometimes preceded by certain symptoms such as fainting, fatigue, blackouts, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, and vomiting. The arrest may also occur with no warning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_arrest

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by robosky02(m): 3:01pm On Jun 08, 2017
the moment when Okwaraji died..

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by thesicilian: 3:17pm On Jun 08, 2017
It is not today that Nigeria started ignoring the health of her athletes.

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by robosky02(m): 3:24pm On Jun 08, 2017
thesicilian:
It is not today that Nigeria started ignoring the health of her athletes.


we need to do more in the area of sports medicine


imagine the case of KANU NWANKWO if not that his hart defect was detected on time and corrected who knows what would have happen

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by thesicilian: 3:32pm On Jun 08, 2017
robosky02:



we need to do more in the area of sports medicine


imagine the case of KANU NWANKWO if not that his hart defect was detected on time and corrected who knows what would have happen
It is true, Kanu would have also gone the wants of Okwaraji. Until we start investing more in our sports men and sports physicians, we'll keep losing our valiant young men and women to preventable deaths and diseases.

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by robosky02(m): 3:45pm On Jun 08, 2017
thesicilian:

It is true, Kanu would have also gone the wants of Okwaraji. Until we start investing more in our sports men and sports physicians, we'll keep losing our valiant young men and women to preventable deaths and diseases.


the NIGERIAN league is even the worse you cant find even first aid at a match venue grin

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Brymo: 4:17pm On Jun 08, 2017
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by kolafolabi(m): 4:18pm On Jun 08, 2017
What coud really be the cause of it? Sigh

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Sirjohn84(m): 4:18pm On Jun 08, 2017
Rip to them all
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by auntysimbiat(f): 4:19pm On Jun 08, 2017
SAD
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Fernandowski(m): 4:19pm On Jun 08, 2017
Muamba was very lucky.... he was dead for several hours before coming back to life

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Nobody: 4:19pm On Jun 08, 2017
See as Nigeria Dae answer present sir

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by sod09(m): 4:20pm On Jun 08, 2017
nigerians plenty oo shocked shocked
rip to the dead
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by sathel(m): 4:21pm On Jun 08, 2017
tiote nko?
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by tayo4ng: 4:21pm On Jun 08, 2017
isokay
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Mrvirgin(m): 4:22pm On Jun 08, 2017
Fernandowski:
Muamba was very lucky.... he was dead for several hours before coming back to life
Precisely 78mins... So lucky!

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by elmessiahs(m): 4:22pm On Jun 08, 2017
May God save their soul
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by nanizle(m): 4:23pm On Jun 08, 2017
Cardiac arrest... Very terrible stuff. Medical action must be given within​ 3mins for the patient to have a chance.

Did a bit of reading on it... What I read was not encouraging at all.
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Busybodyii: 4:23pm On Jun 08, 2017
pity
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by thoollz: 4:24pm On Jun 08, 2017
Nigeria tops d list and has d most victims.
Imagine young people dying of cardiac arrest. This world has changed, things like this were heard amongst aged people.
May God protect us and not let us be victims of such. Amen

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by coolcatty: 4:25pm On Jun 08, 2017
Something must kill a man....have never being a fan of rigorous exercise....the tortoise is so lazy does no exercise and lives to 200years while the hare runs all days and dies at 7yrs.


RIP

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by sukkot: 4:26pm On Jun 08, 2017
– John Ikoroma (Nigeria)

– Bobsam Elejiko (Nigeria)

– Endurance Idahor (Nigeria)


– Chinonso Ihelwere Henry (Nigeria)

– Victor Omogbehin (England)

– Marc-Viven Foe (Cameroon)


I GUESS THAT NIGGA NEED TO CHANGE HIS NAME FROM ENDURANCE TO NON-ENDURANCE grin
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by OlaDapxon(m): 4:26pm On Jun 08, 2017
intense physical exercise abi?
another reason to be lazy
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Nobody: 4:27pm On Jun 08, 2017
May their souls continue to rest.

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by tosyne2much(m): 4:27pm On Jun 08, 2017
I witnessed that of Patrick Ekeng (Cameroun) when he slumped in the midfield.
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by Nobody: 4:28pm On Jun 08, 2017
Football or soccer is a sport that overworks the heart. Fifa needs to divide match into four quarters. That's 20 mins per quarter to allow player to get good rest and rest the heart. Much like NBA except they will get 20mins per quarter, plus full half time at the end of the second quarter.

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by PenisCaP: 4:28pm On Jun 08, 2017
Sad
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by madjune: 4:31pm On Jun 08, 2017
The local league is worst hit.

You hardly find a rich medical personnel at the side dugout of the clubs at the stadium.

And you just wonder, what stops the club owners from having some health insurance that provides such urgent cover for the players in the thick of action?

What stops the club owners from partnering with medical bodies like hospitals or NGOs that are health oriented in this line of equipping the dugout with kits and doctors or nurses?

Your guess is as good as mine.
Short sightedness and "We don't wanna spend" mentality.

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Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by OluChessy: 4:31pm On Jun 08, 2017
Dear Op,

You omitted Ugo Ehiogu who played for England and died in April.
Re: List Of African Footballers Who Died From Cardiac Arrests (Nigerians Top List) by godquality: 4:31pm On Jun 08, 2017
Am even surprise that there's not more Nigerians on that list. Look at how we struggle to make it in life. The stress to get a bus to work or market or to our biz, then spend hours on the road because of traffic jam only to come home no light. Neighbour gen plus your gen causing noise and air pollution then robbers and kidnappers won't let you be. Then on Sundays the churches in your street won't let you rest because they have to put their speakers outside and not to forget those mosques that will start their own at about 5 in the morning. Omo. Those of us that are still alive should be grateful. Nigerians are strong people to go thru all this daily and still be alive.

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