PMID: 11707053Nov 15, 2001

Surgical treatment of pacemaker induced left innominate vein occlusion using a spiral vein graft

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE
T InoueH Oku

Abstract

Superior vena cava syndrome due to transvenous pacing leads is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication. This case involves a 54-year-old man who developed left innominate vein occlusion due to a pacemaker lead. This complication induced a progressive swelling on the left side of his face, neck, arm, and upper chest. The left innominate vein occlusion was surgically treated using a composite spiral saphenous vein graft. Postoperatively, the patient has received anticoagulation therapy with warfarin to prevent thrombosis and, thereby, the long-term patency of the graft. He has undergone follow-up on a regular outpatient basis without showing any recurrence of clinical symptoms.

Citations

Dec 14, 2006·Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology : an International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing·Ann C GarlitskiLarry A Chinitz
Jan 7, 2010·Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE·Robert F RileyYaver Bashir

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