Patients who have a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital setting may receive a placebo instead of adrenaline as part of a study into whether adrenaline works in resuscitation. Current UK and Australian guidelines used by ambulance services recommend routinely giving adrenalin during the resuscitation of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest. However, there are ...
Ischaemic heart disease
Is adrenaline a double-edged sword in out-of hospital cardiac arrest?
By Sunalie Silva
30 Sep 2016