High-Dose Epinephrine in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

J. Mattana, P. C. Singhal, S. Kalsner, C. G. Brown, D. R. Martin, P. E. Pepe

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To the Editor: The recent reports by Stiell1 and Brown2 and their colleagues (Oct. 8 issue) on the use of high-dose epinephrine for cardiac arrest in adults show an apparent lack of benefit. Stiell et al. found that some patients receiving high doses of epinephrine had a worse outcome, although Brown et al. found no adverse effects. These studies have as a theoretical basis studies in laboratory animals that had improved myocardial and cerebral blood flow when given epinephrine after cardiac arrest. However, other vascular beds, such as those of the mesentery and kidneys, are prone to the development of…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-736
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 11 1993

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