Archive - Dec 2016

Archive - Dec 2016


November 30th

Epinephrine Increases Survival After Cardiac Arrest, Study Says

DALLAS – Dec. 1, 2016 –Hospitals in which the administration of epinephrine to patients whose hearts have stopped is delayed beyond five minutes have significantly lower survival rates of those patients, a new study led by a cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center finds.

Using data from a large registry, the national team of cardiologists found that nearly 13 percent of patients survived cardiac arrest when epinephrine shots were given within the first five minutes of the heart stopping, compared to about 11 percent when the epinephrine was given after five minutes, independent of all other aspects of care.

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