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Friday, April 19, 2019

VT Storm

PulmCrit (EMCrit)
PulmCrit (EMCrit) - April 18, 2019 by Josh Farkas
"Ventricular tachycardia (VT) storm refers to recurrent episodes of VT. Although any individual episode of VT can be broken, the overall process of recurrent arrests (or ICD shocks) creates a vicious cycle. Aggressive management is required including intubation, deep sedation, antiarrhythmics, and sympatholysis. Given the rarity of this condition, it's difficult to obtain high-level evidence or extensive experience. This chapter attempts to create an organized pathway, incorporating some emerging evidence regarding ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocks.
  • The IBCC chapter is located here"