Health experts weigh in on the importance of knowing what to do in the event of cardiac arrest as Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin continues to recover at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The star safety this past Monday night collapsed on the football field after what appeared to be a routine tackle during the first quarter of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals as millions watched in shock and dismay on national television. "Every second counts when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, and it’s critical to know what to do in an emergency." There are many medical and trauma emergencies that can cause a cardiac arrest, including a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is not the same as a heart attack. "CPR has changed over time. Chest compressions are really the focus now."
The medical staff on the field performed life-saving resuscitative measures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with the use of an automated external defibrillator, or AED.