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Vol 19, No 2 (2013)
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Published online: 2013-07-10

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Subclavian vein thrombosis after pacemaker implantation — case report

Agnieszka Łebek-Szatańska, Sebastian Przychodzeń, Marek Dąbrowski
Acta Angiologica 2013;19(2):93-98.

Abstract

Upper limb deep vein thrombosis, especially the one associated to endovascular implantation of continuous electro stimulation systems, is becoming a problem of growing clinical importance. We describe a case of a 69 year-old female with subclavian vein thrombosis, which occurred shortly after the insertion of a pacemaker. At the same time, we discuss the current knowledge about risk factors, diagnostic and therapeutic management of this pathology, as well as possibility of prevention.