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For the first time, chest protector products are available this season for youth lacrosse and baseball players that meet the NOCSAE (The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) standard to protect against commotio cordis, one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.
For Karen Acompora, this is a milestone in her family’s efforts to protect youth athletes from this deadly injury and honor the memory of her son, Louis J. Acompora. In 2000, Louis died from commotio cordis after a blow to his chest during his first high school lacrosse game. He was fourteen.
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