Tufts Medical Center

A Cheap Treatment That Cuts Cardiac Arrest By Half

Posted on 03/28/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAn inexpensive mixture of glucose, insulin and potassium given by paramedics to patients showing heart attack symptoms cut the rate of cardiac arrest in half and reduced the amount of damage to heart tissue, a new study has found. Researchers at Tufts Medical Center said the study was the first to test the effectiveness of giving the simple treatment at the first signs of a threatening heart attack, rather than waiting for a diagnosis to be confirmed at the hospital, …