Tag lidocaine
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

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

ECG Case 072

This ECG is from a 49 year old. He self-presented to the emergency department with chest pain. Describe and interpret this ECG. LITFL Top 100 ECG
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Lignocaine: local anaesthetic and membrane stabilising anti-arrhythmic; binds selectively to refractory Na+ channels -> preferentially when cells are depolarised (ie. in ischaemia)