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Superior vena cava syndrome due to permanent transvenous pacemaker electrodes: successful treatment with combined thrombolysis and angioplasty--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11103866     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Superior vena cava syndrome is a rare complication of permanent transvenous pacing electrodes. Multiple treatment options are available, namely thrombolytics, venoplasty, stenting, surgery, and combinations of the above, yet initially the optimal approach is uncertain. Whether plain balloon angioplasty provides durable and satisfactory long-term results is equally uncertain. The authors report a patient treated with a combination of local thrombolytic therapy and balloon venoplasty with good long-term outcome at two years of follow-up.
C W Tan; P Vijitbenjaronk; B Khuri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-04     Completed Date:  2000-12-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  963-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans 70112, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology*,  radiography,  therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy
Vena Cava, Superior / radiography

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