743. Receptor effects of amiodarone, dose in arrest, dose in VT or SVT with poor perfusion / Procainamide dose / Lidocaine infusion dose / Cause of arrest in adults vs. pediatrics

January 4th, 2009
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  1. Dosages recommended by the AHA:

    Amiodarone: 150 mg given over 10 minutes and repeated if necessary, followed by a 1 mg/min infusion for 6 hours, followed by 0.5 mg/min. Total dose over 24 hours should not exceed 2.2 g.

    Procainamide: 20 to 50 mg/min until arrhythmia suppressed, hypotension ensues, or QRS prolonged by 50%, or total cumulative dose of 17 mg/kg; or 100 mg every 5 minutes until arrhythmia is controlled or other conditions described above are met

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