A TV presenter in Turkey suffered a heart attack during a live broadcast and collapsed.
Sukru Oytan, a sports presenter, had been fitted with a pacemaker just 10 days prior, after being diagnosed with arrhythmia — slow or irregular heartbeats.
The pacemaker is a device connected to people’s heart muscles and can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms such as fatigue and fainting. If your heart rate is too slow, it sends an electrical signal to the heart muscle to start a heartbeat.
A viral video footage shows Oytan slump suddenly on the desk in front of him, before sliding off his chair and falling onto the studio floor.
Oytan was analysing the Sports Toto 1st League Eskisehirspor-Umraniyespor match when he paused suddenly. 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. 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 was now reportedly in a stable condition.