The effects of prophylactic lidocaine hydrochloride on early ventricular fibrillation and death in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction were investigated in an overview of 14 randomized trials. During follow-up intervals of one to four hours in the trials of intramuscular lidocaine infusion (6961 patients) and 24 to 48 hours in the trials of intravenous lidocaine injection (2194 patients), a total of 103 cases of ventricular fibrillation and 137 deaths were recorded. Overall, a...Expand abstract
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Effects of prophylactic lidocaine in suspected acute myocardial infarction. An overview of results from the randomized, controlled trials.
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