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      An Occult Cause of Arteriovenous Access Failure: Central Vein Stenosis from Permanent Pacemaker Wire

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          Central vein stenosis is an indolent and underestimated complication of permanent pacemaker placement. It leads to serious problems in hemodialysis patients when arteriovenous (AV) fistulae/grafts were created at the ipsilateral arm. We, herein, reported 3 cases of AV access failure resulting from permanent pacemaker-related central vein stenosis. The pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, radiological findings, and therapeutic solution on this issue are discussed. It is mandatory to place the AV fistula/graft and permanent pacemaker wire on the opposite side for prevention of the high risk of AV access failure.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          October 2001
          19 October 2001
          : 21
          : 5
          : 406-409
          Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
          46284 Am J Nephrol 2001;21:406–409
          © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Permanent pacemaker, Stenosis, AV fistula/graft


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