FIFA to study cardiac arrest cases in football

Updated: 26 March 2012 18:21 IST

FIFA will be studying cardiac arrest cases involving football players to learn what caused Bolton's Fabrice Muamba to collapse during a match.

Zurich:

FIFA will be studying cardiac arrest cases involving football players to learn what caused Bolton's Fabrice Muamba to collapse during a match.

FIFA's chief medical officer says the project will be advanced at FIFA's medical conference on May 23-24 in Budapest, Hungary.

Jiri Dvorak told The Associated Press that all national team doctors have been invited. The hope is to establish a worldwide database for cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Dvorak says the research will lead to "analysis of the risk factors."

FIFA also helped complete a recent study in Gabon of electrocardiogram testing in African players. Muamba was born in Zaire.

Muamba is in serious but stable condition in a London hospital ( Read the latest report on his health here).

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