High-dose corticosteroids in the treatment of pulseless idioventricular rhythm.

Pulseless idioventricular rhythm (PIVR) is a slow electrical rhythm of ventricular origin without mechanical activity, and it is associated with a mortality rate that approaches 100%. In 1976 high-dose corticosteroids were advocated as beneficial in the treatment of PIVR. A critical review of the early literature suggests that the favorable outcome may have… CONTINUE READING