Organ blood flow and somatosensory-evoked potentials during and after cardiopulmonary resuscitation with epinephrine or phenylephrine.


Pure alpha-adrenergic agonists, such as phenylephrine, and mixed alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonists, such as epinephrine, raise perfusion pressure for heart and brain during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, with the high doses used during CPR, these drugs may directly affect vascular smooth muscle and metabolism in brain and heart. We… (More)


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