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Anti-arrhythmic Drugs and Cardiac Arrest

"There is no evidence that giving any anti-arrhythmic drug routinely during a cardiac arrest increases rate of survival discharge. Despite the lack of long-term outcome data, it is reasonable to continue to use anti-arrhythmic drugs on a routine basis." — ARC
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Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest

Prognosis After Cardiac Arrest incolves: the underlying cause of cardiac arrest (e.g. overdose vs dilated cardiomyopathy); presence of co-morbidities (e.g. metastatic cancer, dementia); use of targeted temperature management (therapeutic hypothermia); features of the the cardiac arrest and cardiovascular and neurological assessment
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Post Cardiac Arrest Care

Post Cardiac Arrest Care: Priorities are prevent further cardiac arrest; define the underlying pathology; limit organ damage; predict non-survivors
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Drugs for Cardiac Arrest

“While the listed drugs have theoretical benefits in selected situations, no medication has been shown to improve long term survival in humans after cardiac arrest. Priorities are defibrillation, oxygenation and ventilation together with external cardiac compression.” — ARC Statement
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Cardiac Arrest Literature Summaries

THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA AND TARGETED TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT Nielsen N, et al. Targeted temperature management at 33°C versus 36°C after cardiac arrest. N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 5;369(23):2197-206. [PMID 24237006] MCRCT without allocation concealment 36 ICUs in Europe and Australia n…

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Ultrasound Case 060

An 80 year old woman arrests in your department. She had presented an hour earlier with back pain. You start to prepare for a subcostal view of the heart and this is what you see.
Ultrasound cases top 100 340

Ultrasound Case 012

54 year old male presenting with collapse while moving couch. The patient is on antibiotics for recent pneumonia diagnosis. Altered mental status in the emergency department.