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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 10 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles


Calming the electrical storm: Use of stellate ganglion block and thoracic epidural in intractable ventricular tachycardia

Supriya D'souza, Shalini Saksena, Manju Butani

Keywords : Stellate ganglion block, thoracic epidural analgesia, ventricular arrhythmias

Citation Information : D'souza S, Saksena S, Butani M. Calming the electrical storm: Use of stellate ganglion block and thoracic epidural in intractable ventricular tachycardia. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (10):743-745.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_33_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Imbalances in the autonomic nervous system contribute to ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Sympatholysis with thoracic epidural analgesia or a stellate ganglion block attenuates myocardial excitability and the proarrhythmic effects of sympathetic hyperactivity.

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