What Parents Should Know About Cardiac Arrest in Children

We are thankful to our partners at UTMB Health for providing important information to our audience about cardiac arrest in young adults.

Millions of people were shaken around the nation last Monday night when Damar Hamlin, free safety for the Buffalo Bills, collapsed in the 1st quarter from a cardiac arrest. Safe to say, we are all thrilled that he is seemingly recovering well from such a trauma. In light of this event, our friends at UTMB Health wanted to share important information with you, including:

  • The difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack
  • What parents should keep in mind as it relates to cardiac arrest
  • What an AED is specifically
  • What questions you should ask your primary care physician and coaches

We thank Dr. Aly for his time and for being a wealth of knowledge in all things pediatric cardiology.

In addition, UTMB Health has put together an informative video about the value of AED’s and how to use them:


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Meagan is a Dallas native who has lived in the Katy area for over a decade. She kicked a soccer ball all the way to Louisiana to attend college at her family’s alma mater of LSU, where she promptly fell in love with a Texas Aggie in Baton Rouge for an internship. After swimming back to Texas following Hurricane Katrina, Matt and Meagan fell in love with the Houston area and now couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Following several years of infertility, their miracle twins Ryan and Quinn were born in June of 2010. She believes there is nothing better than a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio, a large Sonic Diet Coke, sushi take-out, Girls Nights Out, and a mindless book to curl up with. Besides playing chauffeur and catering to the whims of her children, Meagan also is the Co-Owner of Houston Moms Blog. You can keep up with Meagan at The Clanahan Fam and on Instagram @meaganclanahan!

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