Drew Brees Tackles Exertional Heat Stroke

Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is the most severe form of heat-related illness, and it can result in irreversible damage to the brain and other vital organs or even death in some cases.1 Anyone who is physically active, particularly in hot and humid environments, may be at risk for EHS.2

All-star quarterback Drew Brees has witnessed the impact of EHS during football games and practices throughout his winning career. As a concerned parent and teammate, Drew has partnered with The Heat Factor™ to raise awareness of EHS and help protect young athletes from this life-threatening medical emergency.1,3

“I know how hard athletes work in practice and in competition – and I’ve witnessed how quickly EHS can set in. As a parent of four young children and a flag football coach, I’m committed to protecting them and others from this serious but little-known4 medical emergency.” – Drew Brees

“As a parent of four young children and a flag football coach, I’m committed to protecting them and others from this serious but little-known medical emergency.” – Drew Brees

Drew Brees and The Heat Factor want to start a much-needed conversation among parents and coaches about the steps they can take to ensure that their communities are prepared for an EHS emergency — and to protect what matters most.

Watch to see Drew speak about exertional heat stroke:

 

 

References

1. Walter EJ, Carraretto M. The neurological and cognitive consequences of hyperthermia. Critical Care. 2016;20(199). doi:10.1186/s13054-016-1376-4. 2 Leon LR, Helwig BG. Heat stroke:

2. Leon LR, Helwig BG. Heat stroke: role of the systemic inflammatory response. J Appl Physiol. 2010;109:1980-1988. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00301.2010.

3. Bouchama A, Roberts G, Al Mohanna F, et al. Inflammatory, hemostatic, and clinical changes in a baboon experimental model for heatstroke. J Appl Physiol. 2005;98(697–705). doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00461.2004.

4. Data on file. Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.