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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome facts

  • Superior vena cava syndrome is most often caused by compression of the vein (the superior vena cava), that returns blood from the upper body back to the right atrium of the heart by tumor.
  • Symptoms include swelling of the face and arms associated with shortness of breath.
  • Treatment is directed at the underlying cause and consists of various measures aimed at decreasing the severity of the obstruction.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/22/2014

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