Damar Hamlin leaves hospital a week after cardiac arrest

Damar Hamlin was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, just over a week after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing on the field during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals last Monday night.

Damar Hamlin discharged, Buffalo Bills Tweet on Wednesday

“Damar Hamlin has been discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida Medical Facility in Buffalo, NY,” Bills wrote on Twitter. “Hamlin was hospitalized on Monday and underwent a comprehensive medical evaluation as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular tests on Tuesday.”

The team went on to add a statement from Jamie Nadler, MD, a critical care physician and chief quality officer at the hospital, who said “Damar was able to safely discharge.”

“We have completed a series of tests and assessments, and in consultation with the doctors on the team, we are confident that Damar can be safely discharged to continue his rehabilitation. ability at home and with the Bills,” Nadler said.

Hamlin collapsed on the pitch last week in the first half of the game after making a seemingly routine tackle on the Bengals’ Tee Higgins.

He was put on CPR and shocked and eventually taken to nearby University of Cincinnati Medical Center by ambulance. That game was eventually canceled and ruled as no contest.

Discharged from the hospital just days after waking up from a medically induced coma

Earlier this week, Hamlin was transferred from a hospital in Cincinnati to a hospital in Buffalo.

A few days later, Shade room Reportedly awake and holding hands with family in hospital. The Buffalo Bills player has been medically comatose at the hospital since the 24-year-old went into cardiac arrest during the game on Monday.

His agent, Ron Butler, announced the news last Thursday, with one of Hamlin’s teammates, Bills full-back Kaiir Elam, adding that he also “shows many signs of improvement. better”.

Cam Lewis #39 and Siran Neal #33 of Buffalo Bills react to teammate Damar Hamlin #3 collapsing after hitting the ball with Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Paycor Stadium on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

“Our boy is better, awake and showing more signs of improvement. Thank God,” Elam tweeted Thursday morning.

Hamlin appeared to be “not mentally damaged” before being discharged from the hospital this week

Shortly after, the Bills’ tweeted that Hamlin had improved significantly over the past day and appeared to be “nervely intact” ahead of his release this week.

Hamlin’s first communication when he woke up last week was to ask if the Bills had won the game, and the doctors told him he had won the game of life.

The NFL’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, said on Wednesday it was still unclear what caused Hamlin’s cardiac arrest and the league would investigate what could have led to it.


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