Pacemaker-associated superior vena cava syndrome: Role of contrast echocardiography

Akin Y., Cagli K., Okten R. S., KELEŞ T., GÖLBAŞI Z.

Echocardiography, vol.39, no.4, pp.647-653, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/echo.15342
  • Journal Name: Echocardiography
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-653
  • Keywords: contrast study, echocardiography, superior vena cava
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Wiley Periodicals LLC.Pacemaker-associated superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is increasingly recognized as a nonmalignant type of SVC syndrome. Computed tomographic (CT) angiography is the first choice of imaging for diagnosis but in some cases there is discrepancy between the clinical findings and CT images. In this report we present the role of contrast study with transesophageal echocardiography in a patient with suspicion of SVC syndrome but inconclusive CT findings.