Back to Playing Soccer After Surviving a Heart Attack


Erduan Shaqiri is 35 years old, with no previous illnesses. Arm pain during football training is one of the first symptoms of a large anterior wall infarction.

Erduan Shaqiri suffers a severe heart attack. His heart muscle is very weak when he is admitted to the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital. His attending physician Florim Cuculi therefore decides to insert an Impella CP with SmartAssist heart pump before starting the treatment of the clogged artery. For a total of four days, the Impella heart pump supports Erduan Shaqiri's heart, allowing him to be discharged from the hospital with near-normal heart function. "I feel much better today than I did before," says the family man, who can now also pursue his passion - football- again.

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