Early restenosis following percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for the treatment of the superior vena caval syndrome due to pacemaker-induced stenosis
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2005
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 128–131, October 1995
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Marzo, K. P., Schwartz, R. and Glanz, S. (1995), Early restenosis following percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty for the treatment of the superior vena caval syndrome due to pacemaker-induced stenosis. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Diagn., 36: 128–131. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810360208
- Issue published online: 26 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 26 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 2 MAR 1995
- Manuscript Received: 17 JAN 1995
- superior vena caval syndrome;
Superior vena caval syndrome (SVC) following transvenous pacemaker insertion is an uncommon complication that has been treated with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty. We report a case of SVC syndrome following pacemaker implantation that was treated with angioplasty. Several days after the initial balloon dilation, the patient had recurrent symptoms and evidence of restenosis on catheterization. Following repeat balloon dilation of this restenotic lesion, the patient had a favorable clinical response evidenced on hemodynamic and angiographic follow-up at 6 months. © 1995 Wiley-Liss, Inc.