17 Oct Patrick Day… Second Impact Syndrome?
Sympathies to the family of Patrick Day. He was a boxer who recently died after a blow to the head that he received in the ring.
I don’t have the medical details available to me, but I believe he died from a second impact syndrome.
“Second–impact syndrome (SIS) occurs when the brain swells rapidly, and catastrophically, after a person suffers a second concussion before symptoms from an earlier one have subsided. This second blow may occur minutes, days or weeks after an initial concussion, and even the mildest grade of concussion can lead to SIS.”
If you’d like to learn more about concussions, please watch this video