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Athletic trainers plan and respond to cardiac-related emergencies in sports

Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday in Cincinnati.
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Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday in Cincinnati.

Athletic Trainers or ATs are usually first on the scene when an athlete suffers an injury in professional sports.

Ryan and Sarah Krzyzanowicz both lead the Masters of Science in Athletic Training at the University at Buffalo. They spoke with WBFO’s Holly Kirkpatrick about the importance of planning and preparation for cardiac-related emergencies in sports, as well as how they train their students for real-life emergencies.

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