LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA INCIDENTAL FINDING DURING PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY

Authors

  • Pedro Magro Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Santa Cruz Hospital, Carnaxide, Portugal
  • Sérgio Boshoff Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Santa Cruz Hospital, Carnaxide, Portugal
  • José Calquinha Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Santa Cruz Hospital, Carnaxide, Portugal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48729/pjctvs.158

Abstract

A 68-year-old female presents with AV block after mitral repair surgery. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) was diagnosed during double chamber pacemaker implantation. PLSVC has a prevalence of 0.3-0.5% and may render cardiopulmonary bypass and device implantation more challenging. Nevertheless, evidence suggests it does not influence long-term follow-up.

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Published

27-05-2021

How to Cite

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Magro P, Boshoff S, Calquinha J. LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA INCIDENTAL FINDING DURING PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION AFTER CARDIAC SURGERY. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc [Internet]. 2021 May 27 [cited 2022 Aug. 11];26(1):75. Available from: https://pjctvs.com/index.php/journal/article/view/158

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Images in Surgery