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Subclavian vein stenosis, permanent cardiac pacemakers and the haemodialysed patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1857465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of subclavian vein stenosis secondary to permanent cardiac pacemakers are presented. Both stenoses were asymptomatic until arteriovenous fistulae/grafts were constructed in order to initiate haemodialysis. One patient experienced severe oedema of the arm which necessitated surgical closure of the graft. A literature review into major venous stenosis and cardiac pacemakers reveals an asymptomatic, but evidently underestimated, problem. As more elderly patients will be accepted onto haemodialysis programmes, this above-mentioned problem may become more common. Therapeutic answers as to haemodialysis access are discussed in these patients with permanent pacemakers who need haemodialysis.
A Korzets; A Chagnac; Y Ori; M Katz; D Zevin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-27     Completed Date:  1991-08-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nephrology, Hasharon Hospital, Petah-Tikva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Subclavian Vein / pathology*

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