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Clinical Summary

Lidocaine bests amiodarone for in-hospital cardiac arrest

Jenny Blair, MD   |   14 November 2022

Takeaway

  • This retrospective study found lidocaine may result in better outcomes than amiodarone in patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT).

Why this matters

  • Based on prehospital trials, both amiodarone and lidocaine are supported by Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines to treat...

          

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