What is the role of anesthetic agents in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Because a person in cardiac arrest is almost invariably unconscious, anesthetic agents are not typically required for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).


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