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10-10-2012, 12:09 AM
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Brett MacLean, a RFA with Phoenix, has retired from professional hockey.

MacLean, if you don't remember, suffered a heart attack while working out this past summer.

The miracle that saved his life was accompanied by news that he'd have to end his hockey career. With the cause of MacLean's cardiac arrest unknown, doctors inserted an implantable cardiac defibrillator, which will monitor his heart for abnormalities and prevent him from participating in contact sports.
Sad that his career is over before it really began (just 18 games in the NHL) but lucky that he's alive as the article says "The survival rate in Canada for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests is just five per cent."

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