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Drug Offers New Hope For Victims Of Cardiac Arrest

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September 20, 1999
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A clinical trial performed by University of Washington researchers, reported in the Sept. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that an intravenous anti-arrhythmia medication, amiodarone, can save the lives of many patients who do not respond to defibrillation.

The threat of imminent death awaits the 250,000 persons who suffer a cardiac arrest outside the hospital each year, especially those for whom defibrillation fails to shock the heart back to normal beating.


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