1: damar hamlin experienced a cardiac arrest during competitive play. christian eriksen had a cardiac arrest while playing a euro 2020 match and fabrice muamba collapsed on the pitch in 2012 due to cardiac arrest. blunt trauma to the chest can result in cardiac arrest, making the heart go into an abnormal and life-threatening rhythm. medical personnel provided emergency resuscitation on the pitch in order to save their lives and they are now in critical condition in the hospital.
2: the cardiac arrests of damar hamlin, christian eriksen, and fabrice muamba occurred in 2020, 2021, and 2012 respectively. hamlin and eriksen experienced their cardiac arrests while playing their respective competitive matches, while muamba experienced his cardiac arrest while on the pitch.
3: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder that can cause the heart muscle to become overgrown or “hypertrophied”. sudden death syndrome is an umbrella term for the many different causes of cardiac arrest in young people. every week in the uk, 12 people aged under 35 die from sudden cardiac arrest. an ecg test can be used to diagnose a range of cardiac issues as it captures the electrical impulses of the heart. heart attack occurs when the blood supply to the heart muscle is cut off and major structural damage to the heart may result from the force of the blow. if dangerous arrhythmias are identified, they can be treated before they cause any further issues.