(CNN) — Damar Hamlin has been released after being hospitalized for more than a week due to cardiac arrest he suffered during a “Monday Night Football” game earlier this month, the Buffalo Bills tweeted Wednesday.
Beals, 24, has shown signs of safety accelerated improvement days before his release from Buffalo General Medical Center in New York.
“Damar Hamlin was discharged from Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute, a Kaleida medical facility in Buffalo, New York. Hamlin was admitted to the hospital on Monday and underwent a comprehensive medical examination on Tuesday, as well as a series of cardiac, neurological and vascular tests. tweet reads.
Hamlin was initially hospitalized in Cincinnati after suffering sudden cardiac arrest following a tackle during a Jan. 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but was transferred to a Buffalo facility on Monday after doctors determined his critical condition had improved enough for moving.
Before he was released from a Buffalo hospital, doctors were tasked with finding out why Hamlin went into cardiac arrest. Hamlin underwent a series of tests and evaluations Tuesday, according to Kaleida Health, the hospital group that includes Buffalo Medical Center.
Doctors checked Hamlin for any pre-existing conditions that may have played a role in his cardiac arrest, which shocked many across the country and sparked an outpouring of support for the second-year NFL player.
Before his release, Hamlin tweeted on Tuesday: “Special thanks to the Buffalo General, it’s been nothing but love since arriving! Please keep me in all your prayers!”
While in critical condition in Cincinnati, Hamlin was sedated and on a ventilator for several days. The breathing tube was removed Friday morning, and by afternoon Hamlin was walking with some assistance, his doctors said Monday.
The health care team focused on stabilizing Hamlin and upgraded his condition Monday because his organ systems were stable and he no longer needed intensive care or respiratory therapy, doctors said.
“He’s definitely on a trajectory that we think is very normal, or even accelerated, after the life-threatening event that he’s had,” Dr. Timothy Pritts, chief of surgery at the University of California Medical Center, said earlier this week. “He’s making great progress.”
Normal recovery from cardiac arrest can be measured in weeks to months, Pritts said Monday. Hamlin beat that schedule at every stage and neurologically survived.
Damar Hamlin has been discharged after being hospitalized for more than a week due to cardiac arrest
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