Application of normothermic cardiac arrest algorithms to hypothermic cardiac arrest in a canine model.

BACKGROUND International guidelines (2000) do not recommend vasopressor and antiarrhythmic medications during ventricular fibrillation (VF) with a core temperature below 30 degrees C. The efficacy of normothermic AHA algorithms using standard doses of epinephrine (EPI) (adrenaline) followed by amiodarone (AMIO) in hypothermic VF is uncertain. OBJECTIVES… CONTINUE READING