Vasopressin was not better than epinephrine for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Worster, Andrew
July 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p2
Academic Journal
The article presents an overview of whether for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, vasopressin more effective than epinephrine for survival to hospital admission. The rate of hospital admission was not higher among patients who received vasopressin than those who received epinephrine. In patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, vasopressin was not more effective than epinephrine for survival to hospital admission. The first human randomized controlled trial comparing vasopressin with epinephrine for cardiac arrest involved 40 out-of-hospital patients with ventricular fibrillation and found no difference in either survival to hospital discharge or neurologic function


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