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Update: Brett MacLean in stable condition after “cardiac emergency”

Jul 3, 2012, 11:20 PM EDT

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Nick Kypreos provides a promising update on a scary situation: Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean is reportedly in stable condition after dealing with a “cardiac emergency” on Monday.

Here’s the full Tweet:

#Coyotes‬ Brett MacLean is in stable condition and remains in I.C.U. He will undergo further tests to determine cause of his collapse.

It’s still a scary situation, but it’s nice to hear that MacLean’s condition improved. Time will tell if he can continue his NHL career once the cause of his health issues is discovered.

  1. icdogg - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    From firsthand experience, sometimes these “incidents” turn out to be nothing much. It takes time to rule stuff out. I spent a couple of days in the hospital after an “incident” of some sort, they had to do a bunch of tests, it was never determined what the cause was but whatever it was, it wasn’t about to kill me.

    • mathieug79 - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:20 AM

      Let’s hope thats exactly what he got. Let’s hope he makes a quick recovery and gets back on the ice. Get well soon Brett!!!

    • obamablowz - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:22 AM

      From firsthand experience, sometimes these “incidents” turn out to be SOMETHING VERY MUCH. It takes time to FIND stuff out. I’ve spent a couple of YEARS in hospitals seeing MANY INCIDENTS of some sort, they had to do a bunch of tests, it was never determined what caused the DEATH of a few of them and IT DID KILL SOME OF THEM.

    • icdogg - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:48 AM

      Either way you shouldn’t jump to any conclusions. It might be something big, it might be nothing at all. But just because the guy is in CCU doesn’t mean they know what’s going on yet.

      • icdogg - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:01 AM

        on the other hand I guess I didn’t actually require CPR so that does change things, I guess. I had crushing chest pains but never stopped breathing or anything.

  2. obamablowz - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    Didn’t jump to any conclusions, didn’t say it was something big, didn’t say it was something small, didn’t say just because he’s in “ICU” anyone knows whats going on yet.

  3. williplett - Jul 4, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Get well. No lame speculation. Get well.

  4. 121martz - Jul 4, 2012 at 4:45 AM

    Get well

  5. wenzel0232 - Jul 4, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Well, as an ER doc I can tell you that if we had nothing to go on and did an admit for eval it would be to a general med floor, and sometimes even for some more basic cardiac arrhythmias.

    If he went to an ICU it’s because he experienced a potentially life ending event. Sad fact is that there simply aren’t enough ICU beds to put someone in just because.

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