subclavian vein, stenosis, pacemaker, complication, venoplasty
Subclavian vein stenosis is a common, but usually asymptomatic, complication following cardiac device placement. In addition to reviewing the literature on incidence, pathogenesis and management options for this important clinical problem, we describe two cases of symptomatic subclavian vein occlusion following pacemaker/defibrillator placement and successful treatment with venoplasty and stenting.
O'Leary B, Allaqaband S. Subclavian Vein Stenosis/Occlusion Following Transvenous Cardiac Pacemaker and Defibrillator Implantation: Incidence, Pathophysiology and Current Management. J Patient Cent Res Rev 2015;2:112-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.17294/2330-0698.1074