Ducks-Blues game postponed for medical emergency involving Jay Bouwmeester

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  1. DJB #MELNYKOUT

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    Sadly his career is done .

    Had it been atrial fibrillation he could have an ablasion and it would be repaired .

    But the ICD means he likely was in ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia both which are very dangerous .
     
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    Here's a really good video from a doctor about what (likely) happened:
     
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    It's not common but certainly not unheard of. Young people suddenly go into cardiac arrest for a number of reasons with the common denominator being they have something that makes their heart more prone to an irregular heartbeat. Sometimes you can identify a person at risk for it (like Steve Konowalchuk who retired after it was discovered he has long QT syndrome) and sometimes you cant. Either way, I agree with what others have said - he should (and I'm sure will) retire.

    (source - I'm an ER doctor)
     
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    Yeah you can't play contact sports with this device but he'll live a normal life after this, I think there was a good chance he was done after this year anyways.
     
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    Very interesting to know that, someone in my family has this - was only discovered when they had a cardiac arrest (and survived!).
    You don't hear much about this syndrome and was not aware Konowalchuk had it.
     
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    A guy plays 1300 NHL games with no issues and out of no-where collapses and almost dies on the bench. Only to figure out he has a condition that requires a device be put inside of his body to make sure his heart beats normally for the rest of his life. Scary. The thought of having a device like that inside of me is making my knees weak.

    Life changes in an instant, he was a ticking time-bomb for so long. Crazy
     
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    No kidding, good thing it happened in an NHL rink and not at home or something
     
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    Pretty happy for him that he got his Cup.

    But now who will punch their own goalie in the face after a win?

     
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    Interesting video. Ironic that the Doctor's name is Brian Sutterer.
     
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    this is the scariest part. When I read he needed to be “revived” that was scary.


    I just now read he had a procedure with a device implanted in his heart to regulate his heart beat. Hopefully he can live a normal life outside of hockey. I’m not familiar with the procedure or the condition he has.


    Also, I have a hockey related question. If and when they continue the game, will the Blues have to ice the same roster down a man? In the grand scheme of things I know this doesn’t matter but I was just curious of the rules. Thank you.
     
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    Man I feel old.

    I used to play street hockey with him when we were kids, and I was 5 years older than him.


    Nice to see he's doing well. Was a good kid.
     
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    Bouwmeester has returned to St. Louis:

     
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    Will all player stats be retained? Barbashev's and Henrique's goal?
     
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    I thought all players get an EKG at start of season, how was it not picked up.
     
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    Based on Peverly game, yes. Now please trade Henrique to Blues and have him score a goal in the postponed game making him the first player to score a goal for both teams in one game.
     
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    Man, good luck to Bouwmeester. Tremendous response by his teammates to alert emergency response teams, who then did a great job to keep Bou alive. He's had a great career. It's weird to see such fit athletes go down like that.

    Glad to hear he's back home.
     
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    Yes they will count, but for some reason will not count until this game is played.

    So right now, they don't have those stats. But they will in March.
     

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