Left-Sided Implantation of a Defibrillator Lead in Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava

  • Evelien De Roo Department of Cardiology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium
  • Frederik Van Durme Department of Cardiology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium
  • Laurent Vanneste Department of Cardiology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium
  • Becker Alzand Department of Cardiology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium
  • Alex Heyse AZ Department of Cardiology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6364-6074

Keywords

Persistent left superior vena cava, defibrillator, lead implantation, coronary sinus

Abstract

Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a congenital venous abnormality, characterized by an enlarged coronary sinus, in most cases without haemodynamic consequences. We report the case of a patient with systolic heart failure undergoing implantation of a defibrillator lead through a PLSVC which was diagnosed at the moment of implantation.

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Published: 2020-08-04

Issue: Vol 7 No 11 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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De Roo E, Van Durme F, Vanneste L, Alzand B, Heyse A. Left-Sided Implantation of a Defibrillator Lead in Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava . EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001828.

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