Venoplasty of innominate bridge during implantation of single-chamber ICD in a patient with a persistent left-sided superior vena cava

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The persistent left-sided superior vena cava (PLSVC) is a common congenital abnormality, occurring in approximately 1% of patients. The presence of a PLSVC can complicate the implantation of a pacemaker or an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD). In this case, we report a procedure, venoplasty of an innominate branch, to facilitate implantation of a right ventricular lead in a single-chamber AICD. This approach could potentially reduce procedure and fluoroscopy time in other similar cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1077-1078
Number of pages2
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008



  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Persistent left superior vena cava
  • Venoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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