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Iker Casillas recovers in hospital after heart attack
02 May 2019 @ 14:52

FORMER Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was rushed to hospital in Oporto (Portugal) after suffering a heart attack yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The Spaniard (pictured), who now plays for Oporto, underwent surgery, and is conscious and out of danger.

Portuguese media sources say he had stents fitted to open obstructed arteries.

“Casillas is fine, stable and his heart problem resolved,” Oporto football club has assured in a press conference.

They say he collapsed during training, which was swiftly interrupted to deal with the emergency.

His condition is known as an acute myocardial infarction, where blood flow to the heart becomes restricted and drastically reduces its ability to pump oxygen round the body.

Iker, 37, will not be able to play again for his team for the rest of the season, which includes the remaining three days of the Portuguese League tournament – and may even have to retire altogether, although this will depend upon his future recovery.

His wife, TV reporter Sara Carbonero, was working in Tarifa (Cádiz province) at the time and rushed to Iker's bedside as soon as she heard.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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