Answers to Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Premier Health providers and athletic trainers answer frequently asked questions about sudden cardiac arrest.

What is commotio cordis?

Dr. Jeffrey Rayborn discusses commotio cordis in high school and college athletes. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Commotio cordis is a cardiac event from blunt force trauma to the chest, resulting in sudden collapse. It can also cause sudden cardiac death.

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Chelsea L. Gilliam, APRN-CNP, AGACNP-BC

Piqua Family Practice

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Source: Michael W. Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; American Heart Association; National Institutes of Health; Nik Berger, MS, AT, ATC, Premier Health Sports Medicine – Miami Valley Hospital South; Jeffrey James, DO, Premier Orthopedics; Sean Convery, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Jeffrey Rayborn, MD, Premier Orthopedics