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Successful treatment by balloon venoplasty and stent insertion of obstruction of the superior vena cava by an endocardial pacemaker lead.
  1. H. S. Lindsay,
  2. P. M. Chennells,
  3. E. J. Perrins
  1. Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary.


    A 63 year old man with symptomatic obstruction of the superior vena cava associated with an indwelling pacemaker was successfully treated with balloon venoplasty and stent insertion. He was symptom free with normal pacemaker function nine months later.

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