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Do varicose veins imply poor circulation and possible increase in risk of heart disease

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Not really: Beta blockers are important medications for people with heart disease because the may help prevent another 'heart attack'. In addition, they slow the... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Beta blockers: Slow heart rate decrease blood pressure. With coronary artery disease there is a critical balance between oxygen delivery( blood flow) and oxygen dema... Read More

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
All organs need O2: There are many types of congenital heart disease, so it is not possible to answer your specific question. Poor heart muscle function may cause back u... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: It's very likely a dilated vein and is not indicative of circulation problems.
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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Varies: Murmur cyanosis ( blue finger nails, lips) shortness of breath chest pressure frequent pulmonary infections buildup of fluid in legs maybe lung ... Read More
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Dr. Ty Chen
Dr. Ty Chenanswered
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Yes, : Yes, "patent and unremarkable" means normal. Patent just means open, so there was no blockages seen in your blood vessels. Unremarkable is exactly tha... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not exactly: Varicose veins are a condition related to weak valves or prior injury to veins, most often in the legs. Blood circulation would be normal, but blood r... Read More
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 31 years experience
Get further testing : Make sure no lymph nodes, arms not swollen, no pulsating vessel. If not probably benign.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Doubtful : There is no clinical evidence that substantiate these claims
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
No it is not: spider vein are relate to varicose vein, which caused by a valve problem in the vein, not heart problem. because vein problem can cause edema in the ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Fats: Saturated fats raise your "bad" cholesterol & add to cardiovascular risk.

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