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Subclavian Vein Stenosis/Occlusion Following Transvenous Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation: Incidence, Pathophysiology and Current Management
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
  • Brian O'Leary, Aurora Health Care
  • Suhail Allaqaband, Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Health Care
Publication Date
8-14-2015
Keywords
  • subclavian vein,
  • stenosis,
  • pacemaker,
  • complication,
  • venoplasty
Abstract
Subclavian vein stenosis is a common, but usually asymptomatic, complication following cardiac device placement. In addition to reviewing the literature on incidence, pathogenesis and management options for this important clinical problem, we describe two cases of symptomatic subclavian vein occlusion following pacemaker/defibrillator placement and successful treatment with venoplasty and stenting.
Citation Information
Brian O'Leary and Suhail Allaqaband. "Subclavian Vein Stenosis/Occlusion Following Transvenous Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation: Incidence, Pathophysiology and Current Management" (2015) p. 112 - 117
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suhail-allaqaband/2/