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Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest) Summary

Description: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.

Also Known As: Cardiac Arrest; Asystole; Arrest, Cardiac; Arrest, Cardiopulmonary; Arrest, Heart Show All >>

Networked: 11039 relevant articles (574 outcomes, 1149 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Heart Arrest

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Epinephrine (Adrenaline) : 48 outcomes 95 studies in 521 results : FDA 93 Generic
  2. Vasopressins (Vasopressin) : 24 outcomes 44 studies in 156 results : IBA
  3. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 15 outcomes 33 studies in 113 results : FDA 4 Generic
  4. Oxygen : 13 outcomes 23 studies in 253 results : IBA
  5. Adenosine : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 80 results : FDA 19 Generic
  6. Lactic Acid : 6 outcomes 14 studies in 111 results : FDA 4 Generic
  7. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) : 6 outcomes 3 studies in 65 results : IBA
  8. Cardioplegic Solutions : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 69 results : IBA
  9. Calcium : 5 outcomes 16 studies in 124 results : IBA
  10. Potassium : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 146 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Heart Arrest

  1. Hypothermia
  2. Ventricular Fibrillation
  3. Ventricular Tachycardia
  4. Myocardial Infarction
  5. Shock
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Key Therapies for Heart Arrest

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  1. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) : 157 outcomes 291 studies in 2260 results
  2. Resuscitation : 146 outcomes 296 studies in 2752 results
  3. Defibrillators (Defibrillator) : 24 outcomes 37 studies in 306 results
  4. Induced Hypothermia : 20 outcomes 33 studies in 146 results
  5. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Heart-Lung Bypass) : 15 outcomes 22 studies in 386 results
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