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New developments in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2000728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the last revision of the American Heart Association's guidelines in 1985, several new developments of clinical importance have occurred in the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. These include enhanced access to and earlier use of defibrillation, the use of high-dose epinephrine when standard doses fail, the assessment of resuscitative efforts with end-tidal CO2 monitoring and the addition of two new drugs, amiodarone (for refractory ventricular fibrillation) and adenosine (for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia). Time will determine the ultimate role of these advancements in the management of cardiac arrest.
K Grauer; D Cavallaro; J Gums
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-04-11     Completed Date:  1991-04-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  832-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Carotid Arteries / anatomy & histology,  drug effects
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Electric Countershock / methods*
Epinephrine / administration & dosage*
Heart Arrest / therapy*
Heart Conduction System / anatomy & histology
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Resuscitation / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 51-43-4/Epinephrine

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