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Selected Publications


A Multicenter Study of Stellate Ganglion Block as a Temporizing Treatment for Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias.

Journal Article JACC. Clinical electrophysiology · February 2024 BackgroundVentricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) are life-threatening conditions and can be refractory to conventional drug and device interventions. Stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) has been described as an adjunct, tempor ... Full text Cite

Splanchnic Nerve Modulation Effects on Surrogate Measures of Venous Capacitance

Journal Article Journal of the American Heart Association · July 14, 2023 BackgroundSplanchnic nerve modulation (SNM) is an emerging procedure to reduce cardiac filling pressures in heart failure. Although the m ... Full text Cite

Opioid Tapering for Acute on Chronic Non-cancer Pain

Chapter · January 1, 2022 Patients with chronic non-cancer pain on opioid therapy can present with acute pain, most often after surgery. Escalations in opioid dosing often occur in these patients, and weaning of opioids after the acute event can be challenging due to fear of worsen ... Full text Cite

Splanchnic Nerve Block Mediated Changes in Stressed Blood Volume in Heart Failure.

Journal Article JACC Heart Fail · April 2021 OBJECTIVES: The authors estimated changes of stressed blood volume (SBV) induced by splanchnic nerve block (SNB) in patients with either decompensated or ambulatory heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). BACKGROUND: The splanchnic vascular c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Stellate Ganglion Blockade: an Intervention for the Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias.

Journal Article Current hypertension reports · October 2020 Purpose of reviewTo highlight the indications, procedural considerations, and data supporting the use of stellate ganglion blockade (SGB) for management of refractory ventricular arrhythmias.Recent findingsIn patients with refractory vent ... Full text Open Access Cite

Splanchnic Nerve Block for Chronic Heart Failure.

Journal Article JACC Heart Fail · September 2020 OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that splanchnic nerve blockade (SNB) would attenuate increased exercise-induced cardiac filling pressures in patients with chronic HF. BACKGROUND: Chronic heart failure (HF) is characterized by limited exercise capacity driven i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Treatment of Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias.

Journal Article JACC. Clinical electrophysiology · May 2020 ObjectivesThis study sought to describe our institutional experience with establishing a neurocardiology service in an attempt to provide autonomic modulation as a treatment for ventricular arrhythmias (VAs).BackgroundTreatment-refractory ... Full text Cite

Splanchnic nerve blockade in chronic heart failure (Splanchnic HF-2)

Conference EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HEART FAILURE · May 1, 2019 Link to item Cite

Splanchnic Nerve Block for Acute Heart Failure.

Journal Article Circulation · August 2018 Full text Cite

Spinal cord stimulation for chronic abdominal pain

Chapter · March 19, 2018 Abdominal pain prompts about 16 million visits a year to primary care offices in the United States and is a major source of morbidity, lost productivity, and healthcare costs. About two million patients continue on to visit a specialist, usually a gastroen ... Full text Cite

The rising tide of opioid use and abuse: the role of the anesthesiologist.

Journal Article Perioper Med (Lond) · 2018 Opioid use has risen dramatically in the past three decades. In the USA, opioid overdose has become a leading cause of unintentional death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. A patient's first exposure to opioids may be during the perioperative period, a ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Stellate ganglion blockade for the treatment of refractory ventricular arrhythmias: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Journal Article Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology · December 2017 IntroductionTreatment refractory ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) are often driven and exacerbated by heightened sympathetic tone. We aim to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies of a temporary percutaneous stellate gangl ... Full text Cite