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Venous access thrombosis detected by transcutaneous vascular ultrasound in patients with single-polyurethane-lead permanent pacemaker.
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PMID:  9507540     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to assess the incidence of significant venous thrombosis after transvenous permanent pacemaker implantation, transcutaneous ultrasound studies were performed in 109 consecutive patients with single-polyurethane-lead pacemakers. Ultrasonic evaluation was found to be a good noninvasive method in assessing the veins. Six patients (5.5%) were found to have significant venous obstruction in the subclavian vein. However, none of them were symptomatic. No difference in the incidence of venous obstruction was found, based on the age, duration of implantation, operative technique, potentially thrombogenic factors including atrial fibrillation, diabeties mellitus, hypertension, heart failure and end-stage renal disease.
L J Lin; J L Lin; W C Tsai; J K Teng; L M Tsai; J H Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-11     Completed Date:  1998-06-11     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:  396-400     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Electrodes, Implanted / adverse effects*
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Statistics, Nonparametric
Subclavian Vein / ultrasonography*
Thrombophlebitis / etiology*,  ultrasonography*
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color*
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