TV presenter suffers heart attack while on air

A Television presenter in Turkey suffered a heart attack during a live broadcast and collapsed.

Sukru Oytan, a sport presenter had recently been diagnosed with arrhythmia, a slow or irregular heartbeat.

He had undergone a procedure to have a pacemaker fitted. A peacemaker is a device connected to people’s heart muscles and can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms such as fatigue and fainting. If the heart rate is too slow, it sends an electrical signal to the heart muscle to start a heart beat.

Considering himself once again fit for presenting, he went to work at a local television channel in Turkey’s Eskisehir province.

But while commenting on the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match, he suddenly slumped forward on his desk.

He was in the same position for sometime while his co-presenter, Guven Sabaz, was confused.

After a short while Sabaz decides to go over and check on his colleague, but as he does so Oytan suddenly jolts and collapses on the floor in a heap.

In a statement, the TV channel confirmed that Sukru Oytan had fainted during broadcast, just days after having a pacemaker placed due to arrhythmia.

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