When Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest on the football pitch on June 12th this year, it was Morten Boesen who, behind the shield formed by Eriksen’s team mates, administered 13 minutes of CPR, followed by defibrillation to the footballer – eventually restarting his heart.
What can we learn from the way this extraordinary team managed the crisis? Jakob Stott, Group CEO of Quintet Private Bank, recently spoke to Morten Boesen to find out.
Morten has been a physician at F.C. Copenhagen since 2005, and is Denmark Football Team’s chief physician. He has a PhD in orthopaedic surgery, specialising in sports surgery, and in addition to his function as chief physician, he is a specialist at the private hospital Aleris-Hamlet Parken.
He is also a doctor for the athletics club Sparta's elite department, and in addition he has for several years run his own clinic and been associated as a specialist at Herlev Hospital, Køge Hospital, Gentofte Hospital and Rigshospitalet.
Not only does he have many years of medical experience in elite-level sports, but he is also a former badminton player for the Denmark national team.
Quintet Private Bank is making a donation to the Danish Heart Foundation, 'Hjerteforeningen', in Morten's name. If you would like to make a donation, you can do so here.