Sodium Bicarbonate in ALS

Sodium Bicarbonate in ALS
Intracellular acidosis

Which of the following are effects of sodium bicarbonate in the treatment of cardiac arrest?:

a) Generates CO2 which diffuses intracellularly.

b) Normalises pH with a positive inotropic effect on myocardium.

c) Improves circulation in swollen brain due to its osmotically Рactive sodium load.

d) Produces a shift to the right in the oxygen dissociation curve, facilitating the release of oxygen to the tissues.

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