A 27-year-old male asked:
can venous reflux generate a pulse like an artery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pulsation: Yes, venous reflux can cause pulsation.
Answered on Oct 20, 2014
Dr. John Landi answered
46 years experience Phlebology
Venous reflux: Venous reflux is a problem with veins and has nothing to do with arteries. Venous reflux cannot generate an arterial pulse. Pulsatile flow can occur in a vein especially when visualized on ultrasound in the upper extremities or when associated with tricuspid insufficiency or fluid overload.
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
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