We then discovered he had a fibrillating
heart and took him to Newmarket for treatment.
According to the Forerunner's internal computer, which reads a patient's heart rhythm and decides whether to transmit a strong burst of electrical current designed to normalize a fibrillating
heart, only four minutes elapsed from the first shock to the last.
The sprinter was found to have a fibrillating
heart after contesting the Nunthorpe in August but there was no repeat at the Curragh despite his finishing last in the Flying Five.
Nicky Henderson's Sprinter Sacre has undergone extensive treatment after he was pulled up with a fibrillating
heart at Kempton in December 2013.
heart kept him off the track until Saturday and connections thankfully report that setback to be firmly behind him.
The nine-year-old has not been seen in racecourse action since winning National Hunt's blue riband last March after suffering from a fibrillating
heart, but is on course for a return, possibly in the Aon Chase at Newbury on February 7.
Nicholls' star is yet to run since landing the Gold Cup last March after suffering from a fibrillating
heart, but is due to make his return in the Aon Chase at Newbury on February 7.
The nine-year-old has not been seen since his Festival heroics last March after suffering from a fibrillating
All has been well since he was treated for his fibrillating
heart," said Nicholls.
Of more concern, is whether he will be able to repeat the same level form as he suffers from a fibrillating
heart and has finished distressed in the past.
A very talented performer on his day, Hand Inn Hand had looked to be a big danger turning for home in the Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon two months ago, but he weakened in the home straight and was later reported to have had a fibrillating
He got a fibrillating
heart last spring which meant we had to miss the Champion and then when I was trying to get him ready for Punchestown he got some muck in his lungs so the whole end of the season was a write-off.