Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes – The country held its collective breath when Damar Hamlin, and more recently, Bronny James each suffered a cardiac arrest. What are the causes and how commonly does it happen? How do you identify those at risk and what limitations are imposed to prevent sudden cardiac arrest? Dr. Matthew Martinez is internationally recognized as an expert in congenital heart disease and creating guidelines for athletes. He is the cardiologist for the Major Soccer League, the team cardiologist for the New York Jets and a consultant for the NFL, NHL, NBA and NCAA sports organizations. He also holds leadership positions in national and international cardiology societies.
Director, Atlantic Health System Sports Cardiology
Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
Major League Soccer
New York Jets
Consultant – NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAA
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Your Real Champion – “Stayin’ Alive”
Stephanie Austin looks at every day as a gift. At age 35, she was a young mother of two boys, a super-fit soccer and tennis player, and PTA President. Early on a summer Sunday morning, her husband was fortuitously awakened by a phone call and noticed that Stephanie’s breathing pattern was irregular. He jumped into action and saved her life. Listen to this remarkable story of courage and gratitude. It will compel you to learn CPR!
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