The NFL is investigating all possible causes behind the cardiac arrest of Buffalo Bills safety Dummer Hamlin, according to NFL chief medical officer Dr.・He collapsed during a game against the Bengals.
“I know there’s been a lot of theories and a lot of discussion about cordio cordis, and it’s certainly possible,” Sills said at a press conference on Wednesday.
A heart attack occurs when severe trauma to the chest disrupts the heart’s electrical charge, causing dangerous fibrillation.
Sills said this could be a diagnosis of exclusion, a diagnosis when doctors can’t find other causes.
“You have to hit the right type of blow in the right place on the chest with the right amount of force at the right time of the heart cycle. said Mr.
Doctors will check Hamlin’s heart for congenital or other abnormalities, he said. . This includes American Heart Association screening guidelines related to potential heart problems.
Sills said that whenever a player is evacuated from the field, the NFL and its medical professionals conduct a detailed investigation into what happened.
“I think that’s certainly something we’d like to see,” he said. It is certainly up for debate.”
Currently, athletes’ shoulder pads usually fit in the area covering the sternum.
In some cases, Sills said, the medical team may not be able to pinpoint the cause of the problem.
Regardless of the cause, what helped in this situation was that the NFL had the right people and equipment to provide a “very quick response,” he said.