"There were some nights that week where I'd talk to him until 2, 3 in the morning after games. He couldn't sleep. He felt like he was walking around with a ticking time bomb."- Former DU star Matt Carle
From: Denver Post
by Mike Chambers
Carle recalls "messing around" on the ice before practice with DU assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Steve Miller. He had been cleared to skate as long as he wore a heart monitor and kept his heart rate under 160 beats per minute. If it climbed to 165, an alarm would warn him. On this day, Carle was wearing the watchlike device but his monitor wasn't on. Forty-five minutes after he was helped off the ice and while he was receiving treatment from trainer Aaron Leu, Carle said he turned it on. His heart rate was 180.
"He was obviously having arrhythmia. His heart wasn't functioning properly, but symptoms of a heart attack weren't coming into play," Leu said. "We were in communication with the doctors." (Read rest of article)