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Rationale and Mechanism of Action of Epinephrine

Jimmy September 14, 2021

Vasopressor Activity Chart


Epinephrine Pros

  • Alpha1
    • Arterial vasoconstriction
    • Venous vasoconstriction
    • Coronary vasoconstriction
  • Alpha2
    • Venous vasoconstriction
  • ↑ SVR = ↑ CPP + ↑ oxygen delivery

Epinephrine Cons

  • Alpha1
    •  ↑ Cerebral constriction
  • Beta1 + Beta2
    • ↑ Inotropy
    • ↑ Oxygen demand
    • ↑ Recurrent VF
    • ↑ Clotting