Damar Hamlin is “continually moving forward.” Here’s what we know about the Buffalo Bills player’s status.
is still in critical condition but appears to be “neurologically intact,” the Buffalo Bills said at a press conference Thursday, three days after the 24-year-old. In a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Citing doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the team said the player “showed significant improvement over the past 24 hours.”
They had the Bills he said on Wednesday The security guard was in critical condition in intensive care after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Hamlin’s uncle Dorrian Glenn spoke to reporters outside the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Tuesday night and said his nephew’s heart stopped twice, once on the field and again at the hospital, CBS Chicago Charlie De Mar reported. Glenn also said Hamlin has it and he can’t breathe on his own. The player was receiving 100% oxygen from a ventilator, but that has dropped to only 50%, he said.
“His lungs continue to heal and he’s making steady progress,” Bills said Thursday.
What happened at the Monday Night Football game?
With 5:58 left in the first quarter of the game, Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins, who was running the ball, hit Hamlin, a 24-year-old safety, in the chest on a play. Hamlin dragged Higgins to the ground. Hamlin immediately stood up, but seconds later, he collapsed.
Medical personnel attended to Hamlin on the field for 19 minutes, the Associated Press reported, and Hamlin received two CPRs and required an automated external defibrillator. CBS Sports reports They put him on a stretcher, then put him in an ambulance, where they gave him oxygen, to take him to the hospital.
The rest of the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals was postponed.
invoices he said early Tuesday Hamlin reportedly went into cardiac arrest and regained his heartbeat on the field, and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He was sedated and put in critical condition, the team said.
In an update on Wednesday, the team he tweeted Hamlin “remains in critical condition in the ICU yesterday and tonight with signs of improvement. He is expected to remain in intensive care as his medical team continues to monitor and treat him.”
The fansAfter Hamlin’s injury, and Hamlin’s efforts to buy Christmas toys for children in his hometown of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.
What is a “heart beat”?
While it’s still unclear what Hamlin experienced, CBS News medical assistant Dr. David Agus said.this is a heart arrhythmia that occurs when someone takes a direct blow to the chest.
Agus said approximately 30 cases of commotio cordis occur in the U.S. each year, including among Little League players who are hit in the chest with a ball.
Describing the condition as “heart confusion,” where the heart muscle pumps irregularly, Agus said the energy from the stroke interferes with the heart’s electrical signals, creating a new rhythm called ventricular fibrillation — a fast, irregular beat. it does not pump blood to the brain. When that happens, Agus said the heart needs to be shocked back into a normal rhythm.
“That’s why there are defibrillators on the side of the games, the best thing is to be able to use them to get the heart back to a normal rhythm,” he said.
Agus said that every minute blood flow to the brain is interrupted increases the potential for serious consequences, including death.
“Every minute you wait basically increases the probability of death by 10%, so the sooner you do it, the better,” he said.
Whether Hamlin had a brain injury or his heart stopped. The faster he is able to restart his heart, Agus said, the more likely he is to recover quickly.
“People who don’t know us are showing love and support and we’re grateful for that,” said Glenn, the player’s uncle. “I know those prayers are helping because he’s definitely on the mend…God got a mission for him and that’s why he’s still here.”
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