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Cardiac Arrest - What you need to know

In the wake of the cardiac arrest episode experienced by NFL player Damar Hamlin, UTMB pediatric cardiologist Dr. Ashraf Aly took some time out to visit with our friends at Houston Moms to answer some important questions surrounding the heart and how it works, including, the differences between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, what an AED is, what parents of athletes should know and more.  


Ashraf Aly, MD

Dr. Ashraf Aly is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric cardiology. He specializes in pediatric cardiology and sees patients with possible congenital heart diseases from the fetal life throughout adulthood.