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Percutaneous stellate ganglion block suppressing VT and VF in a patient refractory to VT ablation.
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PMID:  23574305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: Electrical storm is a condition characterized by multiple episodes of ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) in a short period of time.
CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old male with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy presented with multiple ICD shocks. As a last resort, he underwent percutaneous left, followed by right, stellate ganglion block under fluoroscopic guidance. Since his discharge, he has been managed with alternating, biweekly left and right stellate ganglion blocks, and he has received no ICD shocks.
DISCUSSION: This case illustrates the potential of ongoing, temporary percutaneous stellate ganglion blockade in suppressing ventricular arrhythmogenesis.
Justin Hayase; Jigar Patel; Sanjiv M Narayan; David E Krummen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-04-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1540-8167     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiovasc. Electrophysiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-23     Completed Date:  2013-10-31     Revised Date:  2014-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010756     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  926-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Defibrillators, Implantable
Nerve Block / methods*
Stellate Ganglion / physiopathology*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / physiopathology*,  prevention & control*
Ventricular Fibrillation / physiopathology*,  prevention & control*
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