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Cardiologist discusses collapse of Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin during NFL game

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Fans light candles as they gather outside University of Cincinnati Medical Center, late Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, in Cincinnati, where Buffalo Bills' Damar Hamlin was taken after collapsing on the field during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

LISTEN: The Bills said Hamlin had a cardiac arrest after a hit. NPR's Rob Schmitz talks to Dr. Christopher Madias of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center, about the effects of the blow.

The Bills said Hamlin had a cardiac arrest after a hit. NPR's Rob Schmitz talks to Dr. Christopher Madias of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at Tufts Medical Center, about the effects of the blow.

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Rob Schmitz is NPR's international correspondent based in Berlin, where he covers the human stories of a vast region reckoning with its past while it tries to guide the world toward a brighter future. From his base in the heart of Europe, Schmitz has covered Germany's levelheaded management of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of right-wing nationalist politics in Poland and creeping Chinese government influence inside the Czech Republic.