Superior vena cava stenosis presenting with bendopnea

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Bendopnea, or dyspnoea with bending forward, is a recently described symptom of heart failure that is associated with elevated ventricular filling pressures. Here, we describe a case of superior vena cava (SVC) stenosis that presented with bendopnea and resolved with SVC recanalisation. We suggest that SVC stenosis be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients who experience bendopnea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere242418
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 21 2021


  • clinical diagnostic tests
  • heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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