As Bradford Bulls' player Adrian Purtell receives treatment for a heart attack we speak to Costas Tsakiridis, specialist in Cardiovascular Physiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at Leeds Metropolitan University, about it occurring in athletes.
Bradford Bulls' player Adrian Purtell suffered a heart attack just hours after facing Leeds at the weekend. Watch our full interview with the club's Football and Media Manager Stuart Duffy.
Bradford Bulls star Adrian Purtell is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack just a few hours after he'd played against the Leeds Rhinos at the weekend.
The twenty seven year old Australian complained of feeling unwell after the game and received treatment from the club's medical staff on the journey home. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he underwent surgery and is expected to remain in hospital for the rest of the week.
We have spoken to the Bull's Football and Media Manager Stuart Duffy.
The Bulls revealed this morning that Purtell complained of feeling unwell on the journey back from Manchester and that the bus stopped twice for the doctor to treat him.
He was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and later transferred to Leeds General Infirmary, where he is expected to spend the next few days recovering.
Bradford centre Adrian Purtell will spend the rest of the week in hospital after suffering what the player's mother reported to be a heart attack.
Fran Purtell told an Australian newspaper that her son suffered a heart attack just hours after playing for the Bulls at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.