Christian Eriksen heads to public heart screening and urges fans to get checked after Euro 2020 cardiac arrest

CHRISTIAN Eriksen surprised Brentford fans at a public heart screening on Saturday.

The Dane showed up with Bees boss Thomas Frank and urged people to get checked out.


Eriksen remarkably returned to football this season after suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 defeat to Finland last year.

And he went along to the Gunnersbury Park Sports Hub in west London to show support for the cause.

Around 200 fans were screened at the event held in memory of former Bees technical director Robert Rowan.

Rowan died from a cardiac episode in his sleep, aged 28, in November 2018. He was a close friend of Frank's.

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Eriksen told Brentford's website: “I think it's [a] very healthy thing to do.

"And obviously it's something that even in my case, something happened like you wouldn't know was going to happen.

"So, to get that cleared out the way from a doctor’s perspective is only a positive.

"To do a test for a few minutes and get everything sorted out and be safe for your family and for everyone else then it is a very positive thing.

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"It’s not only for you, it is for everyone around you.”

His boss Frank said of former director Rowan: "I think [the event] is a very good way of remembering a very good friend of mine.

"And it’s such an important thing – hopefully these testing days ran by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) will maybe save one or two lives."

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