PSL

Chiefs call for heart checks

2012-03-20 14:58
Fabrice Muamba (File)
Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs have requested their players, as well as any footballers in South Africa, to check their family history for any cases of heart problems following Fabrice Muamba's cardiac arrest at the weekend.

The global footballing community was left shocked on Saturday after Bolton's Muamba collapsed at White Hart Lane following a heart attack during the FA Cup clash against Tottenham.

The Trotters midfielder is currently in a stable condition but remains in intensive care at the London Chest Hospital.

Since the incident an impetus has been put on cardiac screenings and regular health checks by all clubs, and Amakhosi physiotherapist Dave Milner is in full agreement.

"New players do a full medical assessment, which includes a cardiac risk factor test. The tests include a heart stress test where a player is put on a treadmill to see how the heart responds to fatigue and running," he told Daily News.

"It also comes down to correct medical screening. It is never going to be 100 percent, but we want to be close," added Milner, who revealed X-rays of the heart and checking for proper blood flow and pulse are amongst the normal tests performed.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
6 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
13 February 2016
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Maritzburg United v Platinum Stars, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
14 February 2016
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v University of Pretoria, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
17 February 2016
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

When all is said and done in the 2015/16 Absa Premiership season, who will be crowned champions of South Africa?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.