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Bilateral Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation on an ECMO patient for Refractory Ventricular arrhythmia: A Case Report.
  • Akram Farran,
  • Daniel Farinas Lugo ,
  • Joseph Boyer
Akram Farran
Florida State University College of Medicine

Corresponding Author:akramfarran@hotmail.com

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Daniel Farinas Lugo
AdventHealth Orlando
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Joseph Boyer
AdventHealth Orlando
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Genetic syndromes such as Brugada syndrome can lead to lethal ventricular arrhythmias. Cardiac Sympathetic Denervation has been shown to be effective in ameliorating refractory ventricular arrhythmias. We present a 33-year-old black female with a past medical history of Brugada syndrome with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD), who presented with refractory ventricular tachycardia/atrial fibrillation leading to cardiogenic shock, requiring Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The patient subsequently underwent bilateral stellate ganglion sympathetic denervation in the setting of refractory ventricular arrhythmias. We present this case report to showcase that thoracoscopic bilateral cardiac sympathetic denervation can be an effective definitive treatment option for ventricular arrhythmias refractory to medical management.
14 Sep 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
17 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
19 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Sep 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Oct 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
24 Oct 20211st Revision Received
25 Oct 2021Submission Checks Completed
25 Oct 2021Assigned to Editor
25 Oct 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
31 Dec 20212nd Revision Received
03 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
03 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
03 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
20 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
08 Feb 20223rd Revision Received
08 Feb 2022Submission Checks Completed
08 Feb 2022Assigned to Editor
08 Feb 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Mar 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
05 Apr 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Apr 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
Jul 2022Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 37 issue 7 on pages 2142-2144. 10.1111/jocs.16521