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Drugs in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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Editors: Theodoros Xanthos (University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
Book Description:
Although approximately one million cardiac arrests occur every year in the USA and Europe, cardiac arrest remains a clinical condition still characterized by poor prognosis. One possible explanation may be the fact that although 70% of cardiac arrests take place in out-of-hospital settings, the majority of the victims do not receive basic life support (BLS) prior to the arrival of emergency medical services (EMS). Survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims strongly depends on prompt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Survival rates will only improve, if delay time until initiation of CPR is kept to an absolute minimum. Good quality CPR, with an emphasis on chest compressions is a key component for the victims’ survival. Drugs play a secondary role in the treatment of these patients. This book presents the latest research in drug therapy in CPR. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface (Theodoros Xanthos)

Chapter 1. Adrenaline in cardiac arrest
(Phil Michael) pp.1-14

Chapter 2. Vasopressin in cardiac arrest
(Phil Michael)pp.15-42

Chapter 3. Atropine in cardiac arrest
(Panagiotis Vasileiou, Evaggelia Kouskouni and Theodoros Xanthos)pp.43-62

Chapter 4. Amiodarone, Magnesium and Calcium in cardiac arrest (Konstantinos Stroumpoulis) pp.63-86

Chapter 5. Anti-ischemic therapy in acute coronary Syndromes (Konstantinos Ekmektzoglou) pp.87-114

Chapter 6. Anti-thrombotic therapy in acute coronary syndromes-Anticoagulants
(Konstantinos Ekmektzoglou)pp.115-140

Chapter 7. Anti-thrombotic therapy in acute coronary syndromes-Antiplatelets
(Konstantinos Ekmektzoglou)pp.141-160

Chapter 8. Beta-blockade in the treatment of periarrest arrhythmias and cardiac arrest
(Eleni Bassiakou)pp.161-178

Chapter 9. Nitroglycerin in the emergency setting
(Vasiliki Kitsou) pp.179-186

Chapter 10. Adenosine: Advanced pharmacology, basic research and clinical aspects
(Argirios Krommidas, Evaggelia Kouskouni and Theodoros Xanthos)pp.187-222

Chapter 11. Inotropes and vasopressors in post-resuscitation care
(Sotirios Kakkavas and Theodoros Xanthos)pp.223-256

Chapter 12. Drugs in neonatal resuscitation
(Nicoletta Iacovidou, Filippia Aroni and Angeliki Syggelou)pp.257-268

Index pp.269-281

   Series:
      Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
      Pharmacology - Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 281.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-512-9
   Status: AV
  
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