Left-Sided Implantation of a Defibrillator Lead in Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava
KeywordsPersistent left superior vena cava, defibrillator, lead implantation, coronary sinus
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.
Corbisiero R, DeVita M, Dennis C. Pacemaker implantation in a patient with persistent left superior vena cava and absent right superior vena cava. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2003;9:35–37.
Polewczyk A, Kutarski A, Czekajska-Chehab E, Adamczyk P, Boczar B, Polewczyk M, et al. Complications of permanent cardiac pacing in patients with persistent left superior vena cava. Cardiol J 2014;21:128–137.
Steckiewicz R, Kosior DA, Rosiak M, Swieton E, Stolarz P, Grabowski M. The prevalence of superior vena cava anomalies as detected in cardiac implantable electronic device recipients at a tertiary cardiology centre over a 12-year period. R. Hellenic J Cardiol 2016;57:101–106.
Issue: Vol 7 No 11 (view)