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Surgical treatment of pacemaker induced left innominate vein occlusion using a spiral vein graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11707053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
T Inoue; M Otaki; S Nakamoto; Z Zang; H Oku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-14     Completed Date:  2002-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1566-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Brachiocephalic Veins*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology,  surgery*
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods

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