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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block for ventricular tachycardia storm


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Author Details : Ashwini K Ukey*, Shashidhar Matam

Volume : 6, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 620-622


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Abstract

Ventricular tachycardia storm is a life threatening emergent condition mostly unresponsive to medical
management and implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Sustained arrythmias lead to severe cardiac
dysfunction, low output states and may contribute to multi organ failure. Stellate ganglion block either
left sided or bilateral has been known to revert such ventricular tachycardia storm. We report 2 cases that
had presented with sustained ventricular tachycardia with severe left ventricular dysfunction who failed to
respond to medical management and were successfully treated with USG guided stellate ganglion block.

Keywords: Stellate ganglion block, Ultrasound, Ventricular tachycardia storm

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijca.2019.120

How to cite : Ukey A K, Matam S, Ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block for ventricular tachycardia storm. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2019;6(4):620-622

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