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Superior vena cava syndrome

Superior vena cava syndrome: Introduction

Superior vena cava syndrome: A condition caused by compression or obstruction to the normal circulation of the superior vena cava which carries deoxygenated blood from the body tissues back to the heart. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Superior vena cava syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Superior vena cava syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Superior vena cava syndrome: Deaths

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Superior vena cava syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Superior vena cava syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Superior vena cava syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Superior vena cava syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Superior vena cava syndrome

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Prognosis for Superior vena cava syndrome

Prognosis for Superior vena cava syndrome: variable, depends on cause and amount of damage

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Clinical Trials for Superior vena cava syndrome

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Superior vena cava syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Superior vena cava syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Superior vena cava syndrome, or a subtype of Superior vena cava syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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