Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
199 Doctors are Online

Directly injected of epinephrine into the heart via chest with a large needle

Is epinephrine ever really injected directly into the heart via the chest with a large needle and if so for what purpose? Heart attacks??  or is that just ty hype

Asked On : Sun, 7 Feb 2010
Answers:  1 Views:  662
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
  Anonymous's Response

Hi.. Intracardiac injections were used a few years ago for rapid onset of actions. But their use now is been deferred, as there seems to be no advantage over intravenous injection. So the use of intracardiac injections (injections administered directly to the heart through the chest wall) has now become outdated.. Epinephrine is one of the emergency drugs used for resuscitaition, when there is a cardiac arrest. It is now administered through the vein  during a cardiac arrest...

Answered: Sun, 7 Feb 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor