Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Anyone out there have Complete Superior Vena Cava Obstruction due to Pacemaker leads?  I'm trying to decide whether to do nothing & live with the symptoms or try Angioplasty + Stent Placement.  Any advice would be helpful

sam


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by Tracey_E - 2019-07-09 14:10:18

If you do a search, we have had several members deal with this. They had various degrees of success with surery to fix it, from relief to ending up with epicardial leads. 

You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.

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The experience of having a couple of lengths of wire fed into your heart muscle and an electronic 'box' tucked under the skin is not an insignificant event, but you will survive.