Sonny Colbrelli is returning home today after being discharged from the Cardiology Clinic of the University of Padua, where he was admitted on Saturday 26th March.
The athlete underwent clinical cardiovascular evaluation coordinated by Professor Domenico Corrado, Director of the Genetic Cardiomyopathy and Sports Cardiology Unit of the Azienda Ospedaliera/Università di Padova, an Italian centre of excellence for diagnosing and treating arrhythmogenic heart muscle diseases, following his collapse after the finish of stage 1 of the Volta a Catalunya two weeks ago.
Based on the results of the clinical evaluation, in agreement with the team medical staff, Sonny Colbrelli has been through a successful intervention of subcutaneous defibrillator (ICD) implantation on Thursday.
Professor Domenico Corrado said: “In Padova, the athlete underwent comprehensive clinical, genetic and imaging evaluation to identify the cause of the arrhythmia that led to cardiac arrest and the most appropriate therapy. The decision to implant a life-saving device has been shared by Colbrelli who received a subcutaneous ICD. The device works to correct the rhythm of the heart if it’s needed in extreme cases”.
Sonny Colbrelli will continue the rehabilitation at home to guarantee privacy and peace for him and his family. Everybody at Team Bahrain Victorious encourages everyone to respect our athlete’s privacy and wishes him a prompt recovery.