PMID: 9604254May 30, 1998Paper

Unusual approach of a pacemaker electrode in a patient with a silent superior vena cava syndrome

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE
C De CockC A Visser

Abstract

A man with a history of bilateral pectoral pocket infection and subsequent pacemaker implantation with a screw-in epicardial lead was referred because of increasing lead impedance. Venography revealed bilateral total occlusion of the subclavian and innominate veins with extensive collateral formation in this asymptomatic patient. Both internal jugular veins were also totally occluded. Because repeated pacemaker implantation using epicardial leads resulted in increasing lead impedance of the ventricular lead within 1 year after implant, an alternative approach was found using the superior caval vein with minimal invasive thoracotomy for single lead VDD pacing.

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Citations

Jan 26, 2007·International Journal of Cardiology·Omer GoktekinBilgin Timuralp
Apr 18, 2003·Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE·Hidenori SakoHirotsugu Hamamoto
Mar 1, 2008·Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology : PACE·Ravindu Hasmukh Kamdar, Richard John Schilling

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