a range of physical and functional deficits. These deficits often impact quality of life and may affect an individual’s ability to resume work and live independently. A high percentage of cardiac arrest survivors are affected by some degree of decrease in functional abilities. Estimates place the incidence at more than half of patients who survive cardiac arrest and are discharged from the hospital. In some cases, these challenges are related to brain injury sustained during the post-cardiac arrest period, whereas others stem from the initial cause of the cardiac arrest itself, such as a traumatic accident.
One of Hamlin’s first thoughts, after he woke up in the intensive care unit, was to ask, in writing, who won Monday’s Bills-Bengals game during which he went into cardiac arrest.
Upon waking up, after being sedated, Hamlin’s doctors shared their first public comments about his condition in a news conference held at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
“The answer is yes, Damar, you won the game of life,” his doctor, Dr. Timothy Pritts said.
Indeed you did Damar. Indeed you did.