• Sudden Cardiac Death In Athletes (by Jeffrey S. Mandak, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P.)
• Commotio Cordis (by: Dr. Vito A. Periello)
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• US Lacrosse's Position Statement on Commotio Cordis
• US Lacrosse PSA Regarding Commotio Cordis and AED Use
• Leading Cardiac Researcher Praises US Lacrosse Efforts to Keep the Sport Safe
• Commotio Cordis Occurences in Baseball (by Barry J. Maron, MD; Stephen D Boren, MD; N.A.Mark Estes, MD)
In the News
Commotio Cordis (New England Journal of Medicine, March 2010)
Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, nonpenetrating, and often innocent-appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event known as commotio cordis.
Matters of the Heart (Lacrosse Magazine)
US Lacrosse's plan for commotio cordis includes research, education and access to AEDs.
Lacrosse Player's Life Saved by Defibrillator (WRAL)
RALEIGH, NC - A senior lacrosse player at Cardinal Gibbons High School suffered a heart-stopping injury and might not be alive today if not for some quick action and the use of an automated external defibrillator. MORE
NCAA, Athletic Trainers Seek Ways to Stop Fatal Chest Blows (Associated Press)
The death of a Cornell lacrosse player brought together a group of doctors, athletic trainers, manufacturers and others Monday to discuss ways to decrease the risk of chest injuries and how to treat them. MORE
Florida Boys High School Player Benefits from Timely AED Application (courtesy CNN video)
A high school boys goalie survives commotio cordis as his coaches utilize a defibrillator to save his life.