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After Damar Hamlin collapse, Md. exploring cardiac emergency response plans for school events

February 6, 2024

On Jan. 2, 2023, during a pivotal Monday night National Football League game, Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin tackled Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins. It was a standard tackle. One that the then 24-year-old had been making for years playing the game. Hamlin got up, adjusted his face mask and then collapsed a few seconds later, laying motionless on the field. His heart stopped beating due to a condition known as commotio cordis, in which the heart stops beating after a severe blow to the chest at the exact wrong time and location during heartbeats.

 

Article Source: The Daily Record

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