Millions of people were shaken around the nation last Monday night when Damar Hamlin, free safety for the Buffalo Bills, collapsed in the 1st quarter from a cardiac arrest. Safe to say, we are all thrilled that he is seemingly recovering well from such a trauma. In light of this event, our friends at UTMB Health wanted to share important information with you, including:
- The difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack
- What parents should keep in mind as it relates to cardiac arrest
- What an AED is specifically
- What questions you should ask your primary care physician and coaches
We thank Dr. Aly for his time and for being a wealth of knowledge in all things pediatric cardiology.
In addition, UTMB Health has put together an informative video about the value of AED’s and how to use them:
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The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) system of care includes hospitals and emergency departments on four campuses, a network of primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and walk-in services, and collaborations with physicians throughout the region. UTMB Health serves patients throughout Texas, and features an extensive network of primary and specialty care clinics and centers that complement hospitals on three campuses.