Stellate ganglion block may prevent the development of neurogenic pulmonary edema and improve the outcome.

Abstract

Neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) is an acute and serious complication after a central nervous system insult with high mortality. The pronounced activation of sympathetic nervous system and the release of vasoactive substances are necessary prerequisites for the development of NPE. We introduce a hypothesis that stellate ganglion block (SGB) may prevent NPE… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2012.11.017

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@article{Zhang2013StellateGB, title={Stellate ganglion block may prevent the development of neurogenic pulmonary edema and improve the outcome.}, author={Lili Zhang and Jianyu Yao and Tianze Zhang and Jin Jin and Xianzhang Zeng and Ziyong Yue}, journal={Medical hypotheses}, year={2013}, volume={80 2}, pages={158-61} }