The lingering question in the wake of Damar Hamlin’s collapse and recovery is whether certain sports should mandate commotio cordis protective gear. Rob Vito has built a reputation as a smooth salesman since he began making military-grade protective gear for athletes more than a decade ago. He once had someone smash a Louisville Slugger across… Continue reading Yahoo Sports — … the threat of commotio cordis “became real”…”
Just over 3½ months after commotio cordis caused Damar Hamlin to collapse on a football field in Cincinnati, Hamlin sat in the Buffalo Bills' facility and officially announced his plans on making a comeback to the NFL after being fully cleared to return to playing football. "This event was life changing, but it's not the… Continue reading Bills’ Hamlin back… says he experienced commotio cordis
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?
On Jan. 2, the entire sporting world held its breath when Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field during a Week 17 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. In solidarity, legendary NHL defenceman Chris Pronger offered an intimate and detailed account of his own experience with the phenomenon through a Twitter thread on Wednesday.… Continue reading Chris Pronger recounts same injury suffered by Damar Hamlin
Sports medicine specialist Dr. Kody Moffatt knows how seeing Damar Hamlin collapse in cardiac arrest on "Monday Night Football" has frightened parents of young athletes. "Almost every family that I've seen in clinic since Tuesday morning has asked about this," said Moffatt, division chief of sports medicine at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha,… Continue reading After Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest, attention turns to chest pads for young athletes
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.
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)
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
Watch the video story and recreation of the Peter Laake commotio cordis event, superbly created by The American Heart Association
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