Sports Presenter Has Heart Attack Live on TV: Video

Mimi Nguyen Ly
By Mimi Nguyen Ly
November 23, 2018World News
Sports Presenter Has Heart Attack Live on TV: Video
A depiction of a heart attack. (Pexels/Pixabay)

A TV sports presenter in Turkey suffered a heart attack during a live broadcast, just 10 days after having a pacemaker fitted. The incident was recorded at a local TV station in Turkey’s Eskisehir province.

Sukru Oytan was analyzing the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match when he suddenly stopped talking and appeared immobile, according to Tech2.

His co-presenter, Guven Sabaz, looked on in confusion as his head slowly bent downwards and eventually touched the table.

Oytan can be seen panting as he slumps down, just moments before sliding off his chair and falling to the studio floor. Sabaz had, by then, begun to move toward his colleague.

The sports presenter had suffered a heart attack, and is now in stable condition after he was rushed to the hospital, according to reports.

An official statement from the local station read: “Our colleague Sukru Oytan had a pacemaker placed due to arrhythmia 10 days ago. Today during the programme he felt bad and fainted.

“He was immediately taken to a hospital. The doctors reported that his state is stable. We express our best wishes to Oytan and his family.”

Arrhythmia is defined has having irregular heartbeats. A pacemaker is intended to relieve some symptoms of arrhythmia, including fatigue and fainting, by starting a heartbeat if a heart rate is too slow. It can be lifesaving.

The video of the incident has become viral online.

A heart attack is sometimes referred to as a cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction, acute myocardial infarction, coronary occlusion or coronary thrombosis.

It occurs when one or more of a person’s arteries that supplies blood to the heart is suddenly blocked.

Most heart attacks are due to coronary heart disease (CHD). This is the phenomenon where a long-term build-up of materials such as fat and cholesterol collect on the inner walls of the arteries.

The fatty material buildup, also known as plaque, can break and spill into the bloodstream. When an area of plaque breaks, other materials such as blood cells come to stick to the damaged area, and form blood clots.

If a blood clot completely blocks the blood flow through the artery, the heart will also receive less blood.

However, the heart is a muscle that requires a healthy blood supply, which carries oxygen and nutrients, to function. When there is a lack of blood flow, or interrupted blood flow, part of the heart can begin to die and no longer function over time.

Some heart attacks strike suddenly, but for many people, signs and symptoms can occur within hours or within weeks ahead of time.

The earliest symptom that may indicate an impending heart attack is recurrent chest pain, or pressure, also known as Angina, which is caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to the heart.

According to the Mayo Clinic, common heart attack signs and symptoms include:

  • Pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in your chest or arms that may spread to your neck, jaw or back
  • Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweat
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or sudden dizziness

If a person experiences one or more of the above symptoms, it is recommended that they consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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