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Ian Quayle of Fownhope, Hereford, says skill, not prayer, saved footballer
8:00am Tuesday 8th May 2012 in Letters
PETE Kelly (Readers’ Times, April 19) appears to ascribe the recovery of Fabrice Muamba, from his cardiac arrest during a football match, to the power of prayer.
More likely it was due to the fact that Dr Andrew Deaner, a consultant cardiologist, left his seat in the stands to supervise Muamba’s resuscitation, then insisted that the footballer be taken to the London Chest Hospital where he worked, rather than the nearest.
And perhaps also to the work of Dr Deaner’s colleague, consultant cardiologist Dr Sam Mohiddin, and an expert medical team.
I think we should give credit to where it is most clearly due.
IAN QUAYLE, Fownhope, Herefordshire.