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Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals. In this video, I wanted to give my perspective on this incident as a sports medicine professional.

In my role in professional sports, I’ve had to be prepared for this exact incident, hoping that it would never happen. I want to applaud the medical staff for their quick response and decision making that saved Damar’s life.

My thoughts and prayers are with Damar and his family.

    58 replies to "Damar Hamlin Cardiac Arrest (Sports Medicine Professional’s Perspective)"

    • BlackJackM45

      I hope he recovers back to full strength. That’s never something you want to see & it tears your soul out of you watching someone collapse

      • Matt Warnken

        @Carla Kinsella exactly! Well said! Unfortunately my response was a bit more expressive! Well put my friend!

      • K O

        kina virus released to fk up the elections…millions dead, billion+ with heart issues…evil know no bounds…Godless people will always create hell !!!

      • Forrest

        @fhi lohh thread winner. All the attention seeking “praying for him” comments are from coping vaxxers. Every year about 2.8 million people die in America. That’s over 7,600 per day. These sheep are an embarrassment.

      • Matt Warnken

        @K O 🎯

      • New_ Disciple

        💉… 💪 … 🧲 … ♥️⚡️ … ☠️… 🕳️… 😢

    • Esmith4030

      As an ATC, completely agree we are a team and the response of the entire team saved his life. Praying for him and his recovery. Thank you for your prospective.

      • Thedudeabides803

        Sad to see the discrepancy in the conversation in the Top Comments and the Newest Comments. Almost all the Newest comments mention the Jab and zero of the Top Comments are about the Jab. My two Vax comments had over 20 likes and were erased. We are not free citizens of speech at all anymore. The hive mind is being created before our eyes.

    • AxialRoCat Vas

      That’s why we love ya Jeff. Such a classy and respectful act.

      • K O

        kina virus released to fk up the elections…millions dead, billion+ with heart issues…evil know no bounds…Godless people will always create hell !!!

      • Dont bug me

        Yes. Very nice appropriate discussion

    • Erik Pehrsson

      God bless you, Jeff and Damar and his family.

    • Greg Seate

      Jeff I appreciate that you put some shine on the 1st responders, praying for that young man and anyone else in a similar situation!

    • StrangeShredz

      Hearing your story and obviously what damar went through is certainly a reminder that each moment is a blessing and that we’re not guaranteed tomorrow. Hopefully damar can make a full recovery and make himself another path. As for you Jeff, thankful you’re healthy as well. Providing us with true knowledge and personal experiences is something we all love from you. You’ve truly made an impact on many lives. Hopefully this game put into perspective a lot of values for others. God be with us all!

      • Romans 116

        Jeff Cavaliere has positively impacted so many people.
        Jeff will “by no means lose his reward.” (Matthew 10:42)
        And amen! May God be with us!!
        (Matthew 1:23)

      • Candi Soda

        Must be dark so far up his booty lol

      • pathological altruism

        life is a blessing but if you took the big pharma injections you didn’t treat it as such lol

      • Carla Kinsella

      • K O

        kina virus released to fk up the elections…millions dead, billion+ with heart issues…evil know no bounds…Godless people will always create hell !!!

    • WB Wayne

      🙏🙏🙏 for Damar’s recovery and his family and friend’s comfort during this difficult event.

    • The Nashville Night Show

      Excellent perspective. Last night’s event will change how life saving measures on athletes are given forever and going forward that’s a good thing. I’m also impressed by your professionalism on this matter as well as others like last night’s commentators. We’ll done

    • Dr Russell

      Having resuscitated my fair share of patients I have to say; our school curriculums should have CPR training every year. Imagine the number of lives which could be saved?

      • lifeisgood070

        It’s a really quick and cheap class too….. you are absolutely right about this

      • Julia

        i did it in school in the uk. probably they don’t now though in case someone sues /complains etc etc etc

      • Jake Jennings

        Out of hospital witnessed SCI has a 27% survival if CPR is initiated quickly… I agree 100%, and R on T phenomenon certainly seems like a great possibility of what happened to this young man. You gotta imagine someone running full clip and being hit with blunt force can certainly cause one to go into Vfib or Vtach, and the only thing to get a person out of that is early defibrillation.

      • C RoRo

        CPR should be taught before teaching boys to be girls….or common core math….or many other things that are taught in school these days.

      • Gg

        Jesus loves you all and is coming back soon!
        Believe in His death and resurrection and repent of your sins and be saved!
        Remember that He died and rose up again for you to be in heaven with Him! Have an amazing day ❤

    • mungai John

      Wishing him some full recovery…
      The response from the medical team was just heaven sent and life saving …
      All sports need such. .

      • K O

        kina virus released to fk up the elections…millions dead, billion+ with heart issues…evil know no bounds…Godless people will always create hell !!!

      • Danny

        Send *

      • Luca Ferrieri

        It was sent from medical school and basic medical training

      • Tom Watts

        @Luca Ferrieri thank you. Yes.

      • Tulips ontheorgan

        Vets need them, too….!!!

    • John M

      Speaking from the uk, I don’t know much about American football (as it’s know here), but the news portrayed him as a very kind and generous guy, always helping those less fortunate. Hope he recovers fully and completely.

      • holyteejful

        I swear they were saying how awesome that TE Aaron murderer was before they found out he was a murderer… I know for facts MFers are out there trying to hurt people every play, and will celebrate that… Time to cancel football for good, if anyone really cares about player safety as this can happen any game, any play. It would be hypocritical to continue playing this sport everyone virtue signals about, only when it is convenient . Think of all the football players(99.09) who get hurt below the professional level. Kidds who will never make a dime playing football or have the exposure of being in NFL and having millions donated to you in one night—- the KIDS who sacrificed their bodies and their brains by going up against the bigger kids who end up going pro and don’t have to face the chance of injuries until they get into a big football college or the pros—in HS they were mauling people , none of those people will ever make a dime yet sacrificed their brains and bodies . Sure let’s just idolize the people making the money and get them even more money . If the NFL was actually serious about safety they’d show the world and mic up every player and anyone who celebrates an injury or talks like they want to hurt someone should immediately be k irked out of the league, there’s some terrible people in the NFL— plenty of good people, but also plenty of people and coaches who celebrate injuries —scum bags!

      • New_ Disciple

        @Michael agree … it’s is way beyond the time to talk about this … it should have been prevented.

      • Pinto 44

        @Thorin H.N.nah anti vaxers are Karen’s

      • Sean Fitzpatrick

        Brought to you by Pfizer

      • Sean Fitzpatrick

        @L W it isn’t the time to speak the truth what killed him? 1000s of athletes are dropping dead in every country HS, college, pro in every sport!

    • michaelhughesdvm

      Well said Jeff.
      Thank you.
      Our prayers are with him and his family: immediate, local and global.

      • K O

        kina virus released to fk up the elections…millions dead, billion+ with heart issues…evil know no bounds…Godless people will always create hell !!!

    • Ed

      Thank you, Jeff, I can tell your taking this hard as many are including me. Prayers for Demar and his family. TG for the medical staff on site

      • GenoX

        How hard are you taking the millions of people all over the world that are mysteriously dropping like flies?

    • Kiana Stanek

      This is why we love you Jeff! Intelligent, informative & classy! Prayers up for Damar 🙏

    • TC

      Jeff is really the greatest dude around. Lets hope Hamlin can recover and the leagues can make this safer but still competitive and fair

    • J.D. Mc.

      Thank you for sharing your human experience Jeff. I appreciate you and what you do for all of us subscribers.
      I wish you a positive and productive 2023. 💪🏼😎👍🏻

    • RoboSlug

      I remember this same thing happened to a hockey player at BYU about 10 years ago. He got hit in the chest with a puck and just dropped. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the medical staff onsite to treat him, so they just rushed him to the hospital but it was too late. It always seems so unreal when something like this happens. I’m glad the NFL was prepared for it, even though no one would ever expect it. If it saves even a single life, it’s worth the effort.

      • Sean Fitzpatrick

        Brought to you by Pfizer

      • GenoX

        @Pinto 44 ok Pinto bean. Athletes from young to old are dropping worldwide from heart issues since the experiment. Don’t be so dense. You think Christian Okoye or Atwater dropping hammers on players ever stopped players hearts? No. How many 24 yr olds have heart attacks? Pull your head out.

      • dgp187

        BS bot reply, send any evidence you have of this ever happening. Pharma PR working hard to normalize this as much as they can

      • Blend95

        @Osman Hadžalić Eriksen wasnt jabbed…

      • Osman Hadžalić

        @Blend95 he was, be a sheep and believe everything the media says AFTER the incident. He was jabbed, as was Aguero. Aguero even appeared in the jab ads.

    • Mike Reese

      Great video Jeff! Living in Buffalo and being a Bills fan, Damar’s unfortunate accident really hit home on so many levels. The seriousness of the situation was on every players face. It was something I’ve never witnessed to that extreme before and like you said it played out in front of millions. They did a phenomenal job working on him and the care they used saved his life. The players on both teams, coaches, refs, and the fans in the stadium, blew me away. I can’t say enough good about how everyone that was there. I guess it kind of restores my faith in humanity. Thank you for doing this video, hopefully everyone that watches learns from it.

      • Simon says :

        It’s not an accident

      • GenoX

        It’s so unfortunate that the 💉 experiment was mass rolled out.

    • Aldo Garbellini

      This is a wonderful analysis and explanation of a terrible event. JC, thank you for using your healing skills for our benefit. You are helping us all.

    • Charlie Echo

      Jeff is the kind of dude who’d have made a great Army medic. Tough but compassionate.

      • ZedsterX

        Luckily he was smarter than lending his talent to the military industrial complex. I say that as an Army veteran

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