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Emphasis on sudden cardiac arrest in Russia

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, the FIFA Medical Office will be placing an emphasis on and raising awareness of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

SCA is a sudden failure of the heart to pump blood around the body when it unexpectedly stops beating regularly. It usually strikes without warning at anytime, anywhere, and can affect anyone, even if they appear healthy. Driven by the tragic death of Marc-Vivien Foé, who suffered an SCA on the pitch during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2003, FIFA implemented a number of initiatives, including the most recent <a href="htt… – Latest News

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