How is cardiac arrest treated in cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Sep 01, 2018
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, LLB(c); Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines note that no data exist to support the use of cocaine-specific interventions in cardiac arrest due to cocaine overdose. Instead, resuscitation should follow standard Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms. [43]


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