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Migrated Subclavian Venous Stent into the Right Atrium
Ibrahim Khaddash2, Amer Hawatmeh1*, Cynthia Dayrit-Demetillo2, Aiman Hamdan 2
1Department of Cardiology, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, New York Medical College
2Department of Cardiology, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, New York Medical College
Corresponding Author: Amer Hawatmeh ,Tel: 2015626655, Email: amer_hawatmeh@hotmail.com
ABSTRACT
Central venous stenosis or occlusion occurs in 11-50% of hemodialysis patients with prior subclavian vein cannulation and ipsilateral fistula or shunt. Treatment for central venous stenosis includes percutaneous balloon angioplasty or stent implantation. Migration of intravenous stents is rare but it can be life-threatening. Migration of stents to the innominate vein, right atrium, right ventricle, and pulmonary artery have been previously reported. We report a case of a 56-year-old female on hemodialysis who underwent endovascular stenting to treat right subclavian vein thrombosis and experienced stent migration to the right atrium.
Keywords: Subclavian stent, Migration, Right atrium
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