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Superior vena cava syndrome early after pacemaker implantation in a patient with lung carcinoma: A case report

Liting Pan, Pengyong Yan, Daying Wang, Zongjun Liu
Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology 2019 January 23
30685294
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is typically dramatic. Although the diagnosis is usually easy, elucidation of the etiology is difficult. We present a patient who developed SVC syndrome early after transvenous pacemaker implantation and who was subsequently diagnosed with lung carcinoma. The pathogenesis seems to be explained by a combination of two etiologies: lung carcinoma plus transvenous pacemaker implantation. We emphasize that common etiologies such as malignancy should be considered first when faced with SVC syndrome.

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