Endovascular management of multiple arteriovenous fistulae following failed laser-assisted pacemaker lead extraction

David J. O'Connor, Jay Gross, Brian King, William D. Suggs, Nicholas J. Gargiulo, Evan C. Lipsitz

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Abstract

A woman presented for evaluation of new-onset left arm edema after failed laser-assisted pacemaker lead extraction. Initial workup demonstrated a left subclavian artery to vein arteriovenous fistula (AVF). She underwent repair of the AVF with placement of a covered stent in the subclavian artery, however, her symptoms did not completely resolve. Investigation revealed a left common carotid artery to left innominate vein AVF, which was repaired by deploying a covered stent retrograde into the left common carotid artery. Her symptoms subsequently resolved. Multiple iatrogenic AVF can be repaired endovascularly, however, a high degree of suspicion for multiple injuries should be maintained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1517-1520
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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