Damar Hamlin, Cardiac Arrest and What It Takes to Increase Your Chances of Survival: NPR

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Players watch as Buffalo Bills running back Damar Hamlin is treated by medical personnel at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday.

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Players watch as Buffalo Bills running back Damar Hamlin is treated by medical personnel at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday.

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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is in intensive care after going into cardiac arrest on the field Monday and medical personnel were called in to restart his heart. This rapid response dramatically increased his chances of survival and recovery.

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Hamlin, is listed in critical condition. reported On Thursday, his condition had “significantly improved”.

“He began to wake up this morning and his neurological status and function appear to be intact,” UCMC Dr. Timothy Pritts said during a video conference call with the media. “This represents a very positive turning point in his ongoing care.”

For the more than 350,000 Americans who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, the outlook is not always optimistic. Many studies show that more than 10% of these patients survive before being discharged from the hospital.

As grim as it sounds, medical experts say the statistics do a much better job of masking the individual outcomes of patients who receive prompt and appropriate care before they arrive at the hospital.

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