TV Sports Presenter suffers heart attack on Set

A News Program was cut short in Turkey when viewers  were left shocked as a sports presenter dramatically suffered a heart attack live on-air.

The Presenter, Sukru Oytan suddenly slumped on the desk in front of him, before sliding off his chair and falling onto the studio floor.

The startling scenes were recorded on a local television channel in Turkey’s Eskisehir province.

According to reports from tech2, the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match, Oytan suddenly paused.

After a short silence, he can be seen leaning with his head resting against the table, while his co-presenter, Guven Sabaz, appears to be confused about what to do in the situation.

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He can be seen panting as he bends over and Sabaz begins walking over to his colleague but Oytan falls out of his chair and onto the floor in a heap.

Turkish media said that Oytan had suffered a heart attack on-air and was rushed to hospital, where he is now reportedly in a stable condition.

In a statement, the local television channel said that 10 days prior to the incident, the presenter had undergone a procedure to have a pacemaker fitted after being diagnosed with arrhythmia – slow or irregular heartbeats.

The device is connected to people’s heart muscles by one or two leads, and can be life-saving as it can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms such as fatigue and fainting.

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If your heart rate is too slow, it sends an electrical signal to the heart muscle to start a heartbeat.



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