If you hadn’t heard of commotio cordis prior to this past week, you likely have now. On January 2, 2023, Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills made a tackle, got up, and collapsed backwards onto the field. CPR was administered due to cardiac arrest. Many of us in sports medicine started to speculate, for better or worse, a differential diagnosis and commotio cordis was commonly suggested on social media. From what we know at the time of this podcast recording, a cardiac event occurred, whether it be commotio cordis or not.
But what exactly is commotio cordis?
It’s something that is talked about in sports medicine frequently as a rare condition that occurs if there is blunt trauma to the chest that occurs during a specific point of the cardiac cycle. It’s time to learn more about it during the most-recent episode of Dr. Mark Halstead’s Pediatric Sports Medicine Podcast. | Listen to the Podcast Now!