Persistent left superior vena cava-inferior vena caval communication complicating implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator

Goyal, S.; Rosenthal, L.

Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology Pace 28(11): 1245-1246

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 0147-8389
PMID: 16359298
DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2005.50184.x
Accession: 049898216

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Abstract
A persistent left superior vena cava has been observed in 0.3% of the general population on autopsy. Its presence can complicate left-sided device implantation. Commonly, a LSVC connects to the right atrium via the coronary sinus. A LSVC-accessory hemiazygous-hemiazygous-inferior vena caval communication has not been described previously. The presence of such a congenital venous anomaly will prohibit a left-sided device implant.

Persistent left superior vena cava-inferior vena caval communication complicating implantation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator