Ginola reveals that he was “clinically dead” for 8 minutes in a match in 2016



The former French footballer says he suffered a cardiac arrest from which he was able to recover thanks to the cardiopulmonary motion that Frdric Mendy practiced

Ginola, in the PSG facilities, in a file image.

The former French footballer David Ginola He has confessed that he was “clinically dead” for more than eight minutes after suffering a cardiac arrest during a charity match in 2016, and explained that the player Frdric Mendy He was the one who saved his life by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on time.

During a talk with children at Benfield with the Newcastle United Foundation, the Frenchman explained that he almost lost his life during 2016 during a charity match in France, when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

“I am very happy to see that children are taught cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which can save someone's life. When collapsing, of the approximately 15 people in the field, only one or two knew how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation“, said Ginola, 53.

The former Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle, Tottenham or Aston Villa player stressed that it is “very important” that both young people and adults “know what to do if someone they know is in trouble.” “I was very lucky that the people around me knew how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, “he said.

“When I collapsed, it was CPR that made oxygen reach my brain and saved my life. The cardiac surgeon who operated on me in the hospital told me that without that I would not have survived“, underlines the French, which is” fully recovered “after a cudruple bypass.

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