Professional and College Basketball Forums banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Please post any information on this subject you can find. This just happend.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2232577

DETROIT -- Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night's game against the Nashville Predators and was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

The rest of game was canceled. It will be made up at a future date to be determined later.

Fischer was given CPR at the bench and a defibrillator was used before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher.

Team spokesman John Hahn said Fischer was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital and was stable, breathing on his own and responsive.

"It looks like he's going to be OK," Hahn said.

Play was stopped with 7:30 left in the period after the Red Wings alerted officials to a problem on the bench. Medical personnel worked on the 25-year-old Fischer for several minutes and he was wheeled back toward the Red Wings dressing room.

An ambulance arrived at Joe Louis Arena and Steve Yzerman and Kris Draper skated a stretcher across the ice to where the player was being treated.


Two Red Wings players also helped escort Fischer's fiancee across the ice to the bench area.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
 
  • Like
Reactions: ChristopherJ

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,047 Posts
Holy **** thats pretty scary. I don't think anything like this has happened before that I can remember. Glad to see he is in stable condition, I hope he can make a return to the ice.

I wonder what caused it, surely Detroit would know if he has had seisures in the past.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
From what I see it is completly unexpected.

This happend to a friend of mine, he had a seizure out of no where. Not during a game but at his house. He has had one since then. If you have more than on in less than a year you are considered epileptic <--don't know if that is spelled right.

He seems in stable condition as the artilce says but I have never seen/heard anything like this.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
210 Posts
Terrible to see this happen, hope Fischer makes a fast recovery.

They said on the Score he was hit in the neck by a stick...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
KidCanada said:
I'm not an expert...could dehydration have caused this..?
I have never heard of that either, I'll look into it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Signs and symptoms
Seizures can cause involuntary changes in body movement or function, sensation, awareness, or behavior. A seizure can last from a few seconds to status epilepticus, a continuous seizure that will not stop without intervention. Seizure is often associated with a sudden and involuntary contraction of a group of muscles. However, a seizure can also be as subtle as marching numbness of a part of body, a brief loss of memory, sparkling of flashes, sensing an unpleasant odor, a strange epigastric sensation or a sensation of fear. Therefore seizures are typically classified as motor, sensory, autonomic, emotional or cognitive.
There are more than 20 different types of seizures. Seizures are often associated with epilepsy and related seizure disorders, although head trauma, intoxication, infection, metabolic disturbances, withdrawal symptoms (from sedatives such as alcohol, barbiturates and benzodiazepines) and space-occupying processes in the brain (abscesses, tumors) may also cause them. Seizures in (or shortly after) pregnancy can be a sign of eclampsia.
Some medications produce an increased risk of seizures and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) deliberately sets out to induce a seizure. Many seizures have unknown causes.
Symptoms experienced by a person during a seizure depend on where in the brain the disturbance in electrical activity occurs. Some seizures may be frightening to onlookers. A person having a tonic-clonic seizure (also known as a grand mal seizure) may cry out, lose consciousness and fall to the ground, and convulse, often violently. A person having a complex partial seizure may appear confused or dazed and will not be able to respond to questions or direction. Some people have seizures that are not noticeable to others. Sometimes, the only clue that a person is having an absence (petit mal) seizure is rapid blinking or a few seconds of staring into space.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizure#Signs_and_symptoms
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,047 Posts
Just a little piece from the article that may be related.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2232577

Fischer was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in September 2002, causing him to miss two days of practice. The problem was found on an electrocardiogram as part of a routine battery of tests during the Red Wings' preseason physicals. When the result was abnormal, Fischer was given a stress test that he passed.

"There is a little abnormality, but nothing that will stop me from playing," Fischer said at the time. "It's nothing that will bother me emotionally."

He said that his heart essentially is a little thicker than normal.

"I wasn't scared about the abnormality," Fischer said. "But I was scared about not playing hockey again. That was a shock for me."
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Management
The first-aid for a seizure depends on the type of seizure occurring. Generalised seizures will cause the person to fall, which may result in injury. A tonic-clonic seizure results in violent movements that cannot and should not be suppressed. The person should never be restrained, nor should there be any attempt to put something in the mouth. Potentially sharp or dangerous objects should also be moved from the vicinity, so that the individual does not hurt him or herself. After the seizure, if the person is not fully conscious and alert, they should be placed in the recovery position.
It is not necessary to call an ambulance if the person is known to have epilepsy, the seizure is shorter than 5 minutes and is typical for them, it is not immediately followed by another seizure, and the person is uninjured. Otherwise, or if in any doubt, medical assistance should be sought.
A seizure longer than 5 minutes is a medical emergency. Relatives and other carers of those known to have epilepsy often carry medicine such as rectal diazepam or buccal midazolam in order to rapidly end the seizure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizure#Signs_and_symptoms
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
I will post any updates I can find.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,032 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
This from NHL.com:

Fischer taken to hospital after having seizure on Red Wings bench

DETROIT (AP) -- Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer had a seizure on the Detroit bench late in the first period of Monday night's game against the Nashville Predators and was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

Fischer was given CPR at the bench and a defibrillator was used before the 25-year-old native of the Czech Republic was removed on a stretcher. The game was called off with no makeup date immediately announced.

Team spokesman John Hahn said Fischer was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital and was stable, breathing on his own and responsive.

"It looks like he's going to be OK," Hahn said.

Play was stopped with 7:30 left in the period after the Red Wings alerted officials to a problem. Medical personnel worked on the 25-year-old Fischer at the door to the bench for several minutes before he was wheeled back toward the Red Wings dressing room.

The decision was made to resurface the ice then, and the remaining time was to be added to the second period. But the game was postponed instead.

Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman and forward Brendan Shanahan helped escort Fischer's fiancee across the ice to the bench area.

Fischer was diagnosed with a heart abnormality in September 2002, causing him to miss two days of practice. The problem was found on an electrocardiogram as part of a routine battery of tests during the Red Wings' preseason physicals. When the result was abnormal, Fischer was given a stress test that he passed.

"There is a little abnormality, but nothing that will stop me from playing," Fischer said at the time. "It's nothing that will bother me emotionally."
http://www.nhl.com/news/2005/11/244344.html
 

·
Wolves Enthusiast
Joined
·
6,038 Posts
Wow this is incredibly unheard of... Best wishes to him.. and his fam.
 

·
Star in the Making
Joined
·
4,780 Posts
KidCanada said:
It is one of the scariest things you can see man.... my sister is epilepsic... and first time I saw her, she was standing next to me and fell like a brick... then she had her seizure... I had no idea what to do, we just give her room and call an ambulance.... I didnt know the heart could stop though, luckily everyone in my family is CPR/First Aid Certified... atleast we'll be able to know what we're doing, but imagine a family that didnt know? thats pretty scary... first time is always the scariest... but its not like its something you can get used to...

I wish him the best... I hear hes in good condition which is great... hes answering his teammates and family....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
289 Posts
I feel really srry for the guy, he must of been spooked when he found out what happened. :brokenhea
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top