Adrenaline Rush!!! Does early adrenaline make a difference?

Adrenaline Rush!!!  Does early adrenaline make a difference?

We all know that IV adrenaline (along with CPR) is standard of care for patients in cardiac arrest with non-shockable rhythms. But… did you know there really hasn't been any well controlled trials to see if it really makes a difference in endpoints such as improved survival and neurologically intact survival outcomes?  M.W. Donnino and his team in Boston have just published a study that shows it just might.

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What's the best for AF rate control?

What's the best for AF rate control?

How are you rate-controlling your a-fibers these days? Everyone has their own concoction, but since we now stock IV diltiazem (which is a first line treatment that most of us Yanks learned), we thought we might share a recent publication in Critical Care Medicine with you.

Intravenous diltiazem is superior to intravenous amiodarone or digoxin for achieving ventricular rate control in patients with acute uncomplicated atrial fibrillation.

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