How is pulseless VT treated

What treatment is recommended for VF or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) if electric shock is not effective? 

Amiodarone may be used for the treatment of shock-refractory or recurrent VF/pulseless VT in infants and children. If amiodarone is not available, consider the use of lidocaine. There are no pediatric data investigating the efficacy of lidocaine for shock-refractory VF/pulseless VT. 


American Heart Association: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Part 10: Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support. Circulation 2010;122:S466-S515.


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