Vasopressin and Steroids for IHCA?

October 26, 2021 00:26:40
Vasopressin and Steroids for IHCA?
Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Vasopressin and Steroids for IHCA?
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In 2009 and 2013 investigators published studies that demonstrated improved outcomes in patients with IHCA who received vasopressin and steroids in addition to epinephrine.  However, both US and European cardiac arrest guidelines have not endorsed these medications due to lack of additional evidence.  In this podcast we discuss the recently published VAM-IHCA trial, which evaluated vasopressin and steroids for patients with IHCA.  Should we now be administering this combination of medications along with epinephrine for IHCA? 

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