Football: Real Madrid legend Di Stefano in coma after heart attack
Published on Jul 6, 2014 6:19 AM
MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, one of the greatest footballers in history, is in a coma in a Spanish hospital after suffering a heart attack Saturday, officials said.
Rescuers battled for nearly 20 minutes to revive the 88-year-old after his heart and breathing stopped while he was eating with his family near the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in central Madrid.
“He had suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest,” a source at Madrid Emergency Services told AFP.
“The emergency services began resuscitation and after 18 minutes managed to get him out of the arrest and he was taken in a serious condition to the Gregorio Maranon hospital.”
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