Lidocaine in Cardiac Resuscitation from Ventricular Fibrillation
The interruption of ventricular fibrillation following coronary occlusion in dogs was effected with the use of lidocaine. This technic caused no obvious sequelae and the recurrence of fibrillation was rare. It was used successfully in both normothermic and hypothermic animals although the proportion of successful resuscitations was less in the latter group.
- Received June 28, 1956.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.