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:5/28/2017)... Illinois (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2017 , ... ... , a medical scrubs and uniform distributor based in Lima, Ohio. The sale began ... features approximately one million units of medical garments, scrubs, uniforms, and medical accessories, including ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... A May ... who visit a doctor for colds or respiratory issues that are not responsive to ... time pressure on doctors may be largely responsible for the problem both in Canada ...
(Date:5/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 27, 2017 , ... Most us ... concern, but a new study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative shows that certain ... knee osteoarthritis. Knowing this in advance may give doctors the opportunity to treat patients ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... ... new educational seminar to focus on current legislative activity and the latest regulatory ... at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, and will continue through Monday, Sept. 11, ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Boar’s Head Brand®, one ... for Memorial Day entertaining that are sure to satisfy your guests’ flavor cravings, ... meats and cheeses featured in these refreshingly balanced recipes are packed with flavor, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... Fix Inc. (" Fortuna "), a private, clinical-stage biotech ... need for embryonic and fetal stem cells by using direct ... Fortuna announced today the launch of its Scientific ... PhD; Father Kevin FitzGerald , S.J., PhD; Col. (R) ... Giordano , PhD. "We are excited and honored ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... health and big data solutions, today announced that it ... Company, and STI Technologies Limited to lower diabetes healthcare ... Through STI,s innoviCares card, which is available throughout all ... DarioHealth customers will be eligible for additional savings when ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... May 3, 2017  Kalorama Information notes that ... percent next year and this is projected to ... stem cell (HSCT) or bone marrow transplants require ... are well-suited for this task. This according to ... Kalorama Information. The various PCR-based methodologies, Sanger sequencing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: