A Subclavian Arteriovenous Fistula Associated with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Implantation

Salman Rahman, Adam C. Oesterle, Nitish Badhwar

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Abstract

Subclavian arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with worsening CHF symptoms or unilateral edema immediately after device implantation. A palpable thrill may be present or a bruit may be auscultated in the region of the fistula. Ultrasonography has limitations in the subclavian region and definitive diagnosis is only made by angiogram. Percutaneous occlusion of the AVF is preferred as surgical repair is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalCardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  • Implantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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