UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario Suffers Cardiac Arrest

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UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario is in critical condition following a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse on Tuesday morning.

“Shane del Rosario had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning,” said del Rosario’s manager Jason House. “He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.”

Training partner Erik Apple posted an update on the UG and followed it up with more info while speaking with Sherdog.com:

“He was supposed to fight next months UFC on the 28th,” posted Apple. “He’s in great shape right now. I was at the hospital yesterday and I will be going back in a few hours. It’s very serious and life threatening but there have been positive signs. Ian Mccall found him and possibly saved his life with CPR until the ambulance got there.”

“Yesterday there was very little hope for him to even make it past that day,” said Apple. “It was down to the point where his liver and kidneys weren’t functioning. He was on dialysis. They had to give him the maximum amount of medication that they can, just so they could get his blood pressure at an acceptable level.

“Since then, he’s actually had some positive signs. No. 1, his kidneys are functioning… he doesn’t have any problems with his organs right now as far as I know. Early this morning they began weaning him of off the blood pressure medication.”

“He had some response this morning. A nurse said he sort of readjusted himself and turned his head. To me that means his brain is coming back online. If he’s moving and having some kind of reaction those are all positive signs.”

“From what we’re told, if Shane is going to survive, and he’s going to be OK, it would be a big deal.”

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