My football friend just collapsed during the game and stop breathing!

Today one of my football kaki just collapsed while playing football in Cheras. We were so shocked as he lost his breath and his face turned black. We all keep shouting his name and did some CPR until ambulance came. After reached HUKM hospital, using ECG test, doctor confirmed that he got heavy heart attack. Resuscitation effort done twice and now heart failed again.

But thankfully after while we got another update that resuscitation effort successful. His heart starts to pump again but need injection to clear heart blood clot which can be dangerous and has side effect.

During the game, the referee told us that few weeks ago, another player collapsed just like my friend today. But he is unlucky. He died that night because of the delay help received. He has only 15 minutes but help arrived after 17 minutes. This delay of just 2 minutes cause his life. And he is only 30 years old. Don’t think heart attack won’t happen to young people.

So, when the same incident happen, quickly call the ambulance and keep doing the CPR until ambulance arrive. Secondly, let’s take care of our heart and do periodic medical checkup.

Here are some typical heart attack symptoms:

  • Chest discomfort or pain. This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.
  • Upper body pain. Pain or discomfort may spread beyond your chest to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. You may have upper body pain with no chest discomfort.
  • Stomach pain. Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.
  • Shortness of breath. You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort, or you may not experience any chest discomfort.
  • Anxiety. You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you’re having a panic attack for no apparent reason.
  • Lightheadedness. In addition to chest pressure, you may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.
  • Sweating. You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.
  • Nausea and vomiting. You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.
  • Heart palpitations. You may feel as if your heart is skipping beats, or you may just be very aware that your heart is beating.

p/s  So sad. He passed away this morning, 9am. I still remember what he spoke to me few minutes before he collapsed. He told me no need to chase with them much. Then he said he left foot is painful after the free kick. Then I told him to take a rest. But he replied, “It’s ok. I will go slow.”.

p/s  Just came back from funeral. heard that he got high blood pressure issue…

p/s To monitor your blood pressure, you can use buy a “Blood Pressure Monitor” from any pharmacy like Watsons. It is only less than RM100.