Cardiac arrest physiology is an emerging field of research that may allow us to better understand why clinical trials of cardiac arrest have been so frustrating
Adrenaline or epinephrine? Based on the 'usage argument'; 'historical precedent' and 'etymological derivation'...adrenaline
Adrenaline (epinephrine); catecholamine; direct acting sympatheomimetic -> alpha & beta agonist; low doses -> beta-effects -> increase HR and Q; higher doses -> alpha-effects; maintains coronary & cerebral blood flow
Anand 'Swami' Swaminathan delivers this RAGEback to EMCrit's Scott Weingart on the role of adrenaline in cardiac arrest.