The former England manager is responding well to treatment, but remains in a serious condition, he said.
“Glenn remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack yesterday,” the spokesman told BT Sport. “He continues to respond well to treatment.
“The family are grateful to everyone in the football family – and beyond – that have sent kind messages of support. They are very much appreciated.
“In particular, Glenn and his family would like to publicly thank the BT Sport staff that treated him immediately on set following his collapse.
“Glenn is now in the care of the professional NHS medical services, who have also been exemplary in helping him and the family during the last 24 hours.
“Doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest.
“Therefore, his family have reiterated the request for their privacy to be respected during this period.”
A heart attack is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate attention, said the NHS.
The condition, which is also known as a myocardial infarction, is caused by the heart’s blood supply suddenly becoming blocked.
Without enough blood, the heart can become seriously damaged, and it may be life-threatening.
Common heart attack symptoms include severe chest pain, shortness of breath, and feeling lightheaded.
The chest pain may feel like a sensation of pressure or tightness in the centre of the chest, added the NHS.
The pain could also spread to other parts of the body, including the arms – usually the left arm – the neck, the jaw, or the back.
If you suspect you, or someone else, is having a heart attack, you should dial 999 straight away and ask for an ambulance.
While waiting for the ambulance, it’s important to rest and avoid putting the heart under unnecessary strain.
Taking an aspirin could help to thin the blood and restore the heart’s blood supply.
Provided the patient isn’t allergic to it, take an adult-sized tablet (300mg) while waiting for the ambulance.
Don’t worry if you have doubts that the patient is actually having a heart attack.
The paramedics would rather turn up to a false alarm than be too late to save a life.
Published at Sun, 28 Oct 2018 15:35:00 +0000