Innominate vein-right atrial bypass for relief of superior vena cava syndrome due to pacemaker lead thrombosis

Salil V. Deo, Harold M. Burkhart, Philip A. Araoz, Peter A. Brady

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Abstract

We present a patient with superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction due to multiple intraluminal pacemaker leads. Previous attempts at balloon dilatation of the SVC and surgical angioplasty did not provide a long-term solution. A Gore-Tex (W. L. Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) conduit interposed between the innominate vein and right atrial appendage has resulted in symptomatic relief at a follow-up of 6 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)752-755
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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