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Implantable cardiac defibrillator placement in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and Brugada syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17284905     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 45-year-old man was diagnosed with new-onset atrial fibrillation. Control of ventricular rate led to spontaneous conversion to sinus rhythm. Subsequent electrocardiograms revealed ST segment changes characteristic of Brugada syndrome. Electrophysiology study demonstrated inducible ventricular fibrillation. During the placement of an implantable cardiac defibrillator the patient was found to have a persistent left superior vena cava. Persistent left superior vena cava is present in 0.3% of cases in autopsy series. To date, persistent left superior vena cava has not been reported in association with Brugada syndrome. We report such a case.
Hemender S Vats; Param P Sharma; John J Hayes; Humberto J Vidaillet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-16     Completed Date:  2007-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  412-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
Department of General Internal Medicine, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisc. 54449, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Brugada Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Defibrillators, Implantable
Electric Countershock
Middle Aged
Vena Cava, Superior / abnormalities*

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