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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2006 August;54(4):499-501

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Unusual pacemaker implantation through a left sided superior vena cava via anonymous vein after heart transplantion

Fuchs U., Murray E., Gueldner H., Tenderich G., Minami K., Koerfer R.

Heart Center North-Rhine Westfalica Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Ruhr University of Bochum Bad Oeynhausen, Germany


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We report the case of a 56-year-old male heart transplant recipient, who underwent postoperative pacemaker implantation through a left sided superior vena cava (LSVC) via anonymous vein. We describe our successful management of this case. We suggest that the specific anatomic conditions should be considered in all heart transplant recipients with LSVC if pacemaker implantation is necessary postoperatively.

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