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Muamba reveals second heart worry

RAISING AWARENESS: Muamba

RETIRED FOOTBALLER Fabrice Muamba spoke about how he had another heart scare whilst on holiday to France during the summer.

The 24-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest during a match in March. It took 78 minutes for medics to restart his heart.

Following the collapse the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder was fitted with a mini-defibrillator in his chest and he revealed that his heart started to beat abnormally.

But his heart beat returned to normal and a jolt from the device was not needed.

He told Sky Sports News: "It was a little shock which caught me off-guard. Everything calmed down very slowly.

"When I sat down and thought about it, I thought: 'At least it is working!'"

Since making a miraculous recovery after his collapse at White Hart Lane during an FA Cup fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, Muamba has been backing a campaign to install wall cabinets containing defibrillators in public areas.

"If there was no defibrillator and no people to use it, it would have been a different story for me," said Muamba.

"We want to raise awareness and hopefully somebody can be saved."

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