Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Chief Medical Correspondent February 10, 2023 Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in young competitive athletes, with one study finding as many as one death every three days in youth sports. One of those deaths was 16-year-old Matthew Mangine Jr., a soccer player at St. Henry District High… Continue reading CNN (Video) Report – Is your school equipped to save a life?
Tag: Commotio Cordis
Fox29 (Video) Report – Local company fights commotio cordis
A Pennsylvania-based athletic protection company is out to prevent injuries like the one that caused Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin to collapse on the field. Unequal Technologies in Glen Mills uses battlefield technology to make lightweight protective sportswear. The potentially life-saving gear aims to protect wearers from commotio cordis, which health experts say happens when someone experiences extreme trauma to the chest.
Sports medicine specialist advocates for protective shirt (Video)
January 4, 2023 WJXT News4JAX Marilyn Parker Dr. Chad Stephens is an interventional pain and sports medicine specialist who says players can prepare for such a blow to the chest with protective undergarments. “I feel like that is something we should go back to thinking about to protect our athletes from these unexpected, unknown and… Continue reading Sports medicine specialist advocates for protective shirt (Video)
Unequal Tech says the right gear can prevent injury like that of Damar Hamlin (AUDIO)
A Glen Mills firm manufactures sports equipment that it says helps to prevent injuries such as the one that may have caused Bills safety Damar Hamlin
The Peter Laake Story – VIDEO
Watch the video story and recreation of the Peter Laake commotio cordis event, superbly created by The American Heart Association
Unequal debuts certified baseball heart protection at ABCA in Chicago
January 06, 2022 The best in heart protection just got better! 🔥💚⚾ Debuting at the American Baseball Coaches Convention in Chicago… the all new Unequal CC HART PRO Shirt! CLINICALLY TESTED / FDA CLAIM / NOCSAE CERTIFIEDCOMMOTIO CORDIS RISK PROTECTION New base-layer now certified! • SEI Certified / Meets NOCSAE Standard, reduces risk of sudden… Continue reading Unequal debuts certified baseball heart protection at ABCA in Chicago
The Ultimate Return to Play: Loyola Blakefield’s Peter Laake After Suffering Commotio Cordis
On Friday, April 16, Loyola Blakefield (Md.) hosted McDonogh (Md.) at Hargaden Field. With time ticking down in the first quarter and the Eagles leading 4-0, McDonogh attackman McCabe Millon took a shot from the point on fastbreak. Loyola freshman defenseman Peter Laake rotated upfield and “ate” the shot (as it’s colloquially referred to) in… Continue reading The Ultimate Return to Play: Loyola Blakefield’s Peter Laake After Suffering Commotio Cordis
Unequal Advocates March 25 for Commotio Cordis Awareness Day
Unequal Technologies, the leading provider of customized and concealed sports protection gear, is advocating for the date of March 25 to become Commotio Cordis Awareness Day. The Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation has partnered with Unequal Technologies and other organizations to encourage parents and athletes to learn about and protect athletes from Commotio Cordis – the second-ranked cause of sports fatalities. This day also advocates for leading organizations like U.S. Lacrosse, NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to mandate Commotio Cordis protection for its players.
How Hands-Only CPR Saved a Lacrosse Player’s Life
Referee Jeff Bambrick remembers the moment he saw Samuel Deming collapse during the championship game. About two minutes remained when an offensive player fired a shot at the goal that struck Deming instead. Initially, it appeared that he had just been hit in the lower abdomen as he crumpled to the ground. The coach and… Continue reading How Hands-Only CPR Saved a Lacrosse Player’s Life
8-Year-Old Baseball Player Gets Hit by a Ball, It Stops His Heart
An eight-year-old Texan boy’s heart stopped beating when he got hit in the chest by a baseball while he was playing was playing in a little league tournament on Thursday. After being hit in the chest, Kekoa Ramirez took a moment’s pause and attempted to continued playing, throwing the ball to second base. But… Continue reading 8-Year-Old Baseball Player Gets Hit by a Ball, It Stops His Heart