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Stellate Ganglion Block in the Management of Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia | OMICS International | Abstract
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Stellate Ganglion Block in the Management of Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia

Gabriel Nam* and Rakhi Singh
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA
*Corresponding Author: Gabriel Nam, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, Tel: 2675929752, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 20, 2019 / Accepted Date: Feb 18, 2019 / Published Date: Feb 25, 2019

Citation: Nam G, Singh R (2019) Stellate Ganglion Block in the Management of Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia. J Pain Relief 8:341.

Copyright: © 2019 Nam G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 
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Abstract

Recurrent ventricular arrhythmias are clinically challenging cases. Patients frequently have been trialed on a variety of antiarrhythmic medications, and symptomatic cases ultimately require invasive interventions with the utilization of multiple resources. In this report, we present a 61-year-old African American male admitted to an intensive care unit with nonischemic cardiomyopathy and persistent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia successfully managed with a bilateral stellate ganglion block. He had previously been trialed on a number of antiarrhythmic medications, cardioversions, and ablations. While not commonly considered first-line therapy, stellate ganglion blocks are a promising intervention in the management of incessant ventricular tachycardia. Larger studies will be required to determine a possible role of stellate ganglion blocks in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

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