Navigation Links
Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest

Each year, more than 600,000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest in North America and Europe, usually because of // a heart attack or a heart rhythm disturbance.
When medical personnel arrive, nearly 70 percent of victims have ventricular fibrillation, in which the heart's main pumping chambers flutter wildly and pump little blood. Less than 20 percent of these patients survive to go home.

About 30 percent of victims, usually patients who have been down longer, have asystole, and nearly all die.
For a century, cardiac arrest victims have been given epinephrine, a synthetic adrenaline that constricts blood vessels and boosts blood pressure. It is often administered when shocking the heart with a defibrillator fails to revive the patient.

Vasopressin, a synthetic hormone that narrows blood vessels, has been around for decades. A few years ago, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation revised its guidelines to add vasopressin as an alternative first drug. That was partly because epinephrine sometimes increases irregular rhythms and decreases oxygen supply to the brain after resuscitation.

Researchers studied 1,186 cardiac arrest patients treated in 33 communities in Austria, Germany and Switzerland from 1999 to 2002.
After ambulance crews tried defibrillation, half the patients not resuscitated then got one or more injections of vasopressin and the other half got epinephrine.Using vasopressin improved the chances of reaching a hospital alive by about 40 percent, and tripled the chances of going home from the hospital, in patients with the most deadly type of cardiac arrest, asystole, where all heart activity has stopped. Still, only 5 percent who got vasopressin made it home.

Researchers say their findings should soon change international guidelines for treating people in cardiac arrest outside a hospital .
However these advances should be translated into a new standard of care as soon as possi ble.
Researchers say they want to go one step further and inject both vasopressin and epinephrine, because that showed the most benefit and saved eight crucial minutes.

"If truly confirmed by another study it would be a major advancement in the treatment of asystole," say specialists.
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
2. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
3. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
4. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
5. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
6. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
7. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
8. Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines
9. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer
10. Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread
11. Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... , ... (PRWEB) May ... three new members of its Advisory Board. Joining the Grow ... Kusch. “All three of them embody the mission of our organization ... very fortunate to have them as we continue to expand our ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Physical therapy is ... repairing the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems of the human body without recourse to ... providing treatments for physical therapy in New York, including dynamic neuromuscular stabilization ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Backed by decades of experience, ... job, ensuring the best suited solution to meet regulatory requirements. Their professional staff ... lab in Istanbul. , Metroloji Okulu specializes in MadgeTech’s line of medical and ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Eggsurance, the first ... relaunch of its community and education hub for women considering fertility preservation, as ... create a safe and welcoming place for women to find cycle buddies, get ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a ... is recognizing five medical residents and students for their outstanding contributions to research ... awards will be presented at the 2016 SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting taking place June ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/20/2016)... 2016 ReportsnReports.com adds Global ... Devices of its online business intelligence library. This ... current state of the Titrator industry. The report ... definitions, classifications, Specifications, applications and industry chain structure. ... Raw Material Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, Manufacturing Cost Structure, ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... 20, 2016 - Revenue ... Insulins, Growth Hormones, Recombinant Coagulation Factors and Regenerative ... This New Study Reveals Selling Opportunities and Revenue ... ,What is the future of biologics, especially ... and commercial analysis. Staying ahead in data and ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... , May 20, 2016 ... Review, H1 2016" market research report with comprehensive ... (Psoriasis Vulgaris), complete with comparative analysis at various ... action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule ... and press releases. It also reviews key players ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: