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A 32-year-old female asked:

i have a second superior vena cava and i also have lupus and other health issues. i'm just curious if my heart annomoly has anything to do with my medical issues.

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Need more info: The auxilliary SVC would not cause lupus. The former is a structural congenital anomaly of developmental anatomy/embryology. The latter is an acquired collagen vascular disease related to auto-immunity. Can't comment on your other medical issues without more information.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Vena cava: No known association between 2 vena cavae and lupus, other issues weren't named by you.

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