Cannabinoids May Help Revive Individuals After Cardiac Arrest

An intriguing new study being published in next month’s issue of the journal Critical Care Medicine, and published online early by the National Institute of Healthcardiac, has found that cannabinoid-based medicine administered through IV may provide a method of helping an individual resuscitate from cardiac arrest.

According to researchers, who examined rate models of cardiac arrest, “Blood temperatures decreased from 37°C to 33°C in 4 hours in animals in WIN55, 212-2 [cannabinoid receptor agonist] hypothermia group.. There was a significant improvement in myocardial function in the animals treated with WIN55, 212-2 hypothermia beginning at 1 hour after start of infusion.”

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