January 18, 2023
Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Football fans were enjoying an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals on January 2, 2023 when one of the players, Damar Hamlin, collapsed from a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Medical staff immediately administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used an automated external defibrillator (AED) to restore his pulse. After 9 days of hospitalization, the 24-year-old athlete was discharged to continue rehabilitation at home.