Repair of Superior Vena Caval Perforation during Pacemaker Placement with Video-Assisted Limited Thoracotomy

  • James I. Fann
  • J. Edwin Atwood
  • Thomas A. Burdon

Abstract

We report a case of a patient who sustained superior vena cava perforation just proximal to the innominate-caval confluence during pacemaker implantation. Because this complication was recognized early and the dilator was left in place, the patient remained hemodynamically stable and successfully underwent a videoscopically assisted repair of the superior vena caval perforation through a limited thoracotomy incision.

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Published
2005-01-04
How to Cite
Fann, J. I., Atwood, J. E., & Burdon, T. A. (2005). Repair of Superior Vena Caval Perforation during Pacemaker Placement with Video-Assisted Limited Thoracotomy. The Heart Surgery Forum, 7(1), E1-E3. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.555
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