How many veins are in the heart - Doctor answers

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I have vein swelling near the heart region. What can I do?

I have vein swelling near the heart region. What can I do?

First step is: To get evaluated by your physician to see of this is benign or something more serious. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more


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What does the 'pin prickly' feeling in my veins leading to my heart mean?

What does the 'pin prickly' feeling in my veins leading to my heart mean?

Prickly: You aren't feeling your veins. Discuss your sensations with your doctor too try and find what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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What is the cure or what should I do when my veins in the heart stuck up?

What is the cure or what should I do when my veins in the heart stuck up?

See a doctor: I think you mean the arteries in the heart get plugged up or blocked. If so, they usually need to be opened by a cardiologist or cardiovascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What would be the duty of pulmonary veins in heart?

What would be the duty of pulmonary veins in heart?

1 duty, 1 problem: The pulmonary veins exist to bring the blood back from the lungs so it can be pumped to the rest of the body. The veins, however, have electrical properties that means they give extra heartbeats to some people, and on occasion even cause atrial fibrillation, in which case the veins must be modified so they do their job without causing extra trouble. ...Read more

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Do veins return blood to the heart?

Do veins return blood to the heart?

Veins: Blood flows out to the tissues through the arteries and capillaries and back to the heart and lungs via the veins. ...Read more

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Is it common practice to use artificial veins when doing heart by pass surgery?

Is it common practice to use artificial veins when doing heart by pass surgery?

No: Saphanous veins from legs or mammary or radial arteries (less) are used from same patient getting bypass. ...Read more

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Do people need veins for heart bypass?

Do people need veins for heart bypass?

Sometimes.: The best vessels for bypass surgery are the internal mammary arteries (there are two). In patients that require more than two bypass, leg veins (saphenous) are often used but generally don't last as long as mammary arteries. ...Read more

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Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Left neck vein bulges. Is that left heart failure?

Probably not: First, neck vein distension can be caused by many things, only one of which is heart failure. Second, if it were due to heart failure, it would likely be on both sides, and then would reflect problems on the right heart. But since the most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure, neck vein distension is a sign of heart failure. But not likely in you. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is it true that veins carry blood away from your heart?

Is it true that veins carry blood away from your heart?

Other way around: Veins actually carry blood back towards the heart after the blood is done circulating through either the body or the lungs. ...Read more

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In what way can the arteries and veins in the heart become blocked?

In what way can the arteries and veins in the heart become blocked?

Blocakge of arteries: Could be from cholesterol plaques or calcium deposits or mixture of both or blood clots. ...Read more

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Bulging neck vein due to increased heart rate?

Bulging neck vein due to increased heart rate?

No: Enlarged jugular viens can mean several things. But usually it means an increase in the pressure to the right side of heart. Such as right sided heart failure, biventricular failure, pulmonary hypertension. An obstruction like a tumor can also cause this. If this is a new finding then you should go see your doctor to work this up. The fast heart rate my be more reactive than causual. ...Read more

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Could someone get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Could someone get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Yes, can happen: Typically, may be associated with obstruction of large venous plexi over surface of brain, and may be an association with pregnancy, female hormones, BCP's, and a variety of vasculitides, plus misc other causations. Classical is a sagittal sinus thrombosis. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of heart palpitations and weird veins spasms?

What can be the cause of heart palpitations and weird veins spasms?

See UR MD: R the palpitations associated with rapid hear rate or not, does it happen during exercise or not, do you feel dizzy and clammy and short of breath? The best would be to be examined especially during a similar episode by a an md. It can be from anxiety to what is called svt or supra ventricular tachycardia, or sinus tachycardia due to anemia o excessive thyroid function. See an md! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Yes, can happen: The venous sinuses within the brain circulation can be the issue in some strokes, and heart problems could be caused by venous obstruction with secondary emboli. This is complex with many varying mechanisms. The mayo clinic, and johns hopkins websites provide more detail. ...Read more

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When blood taken, and their is a bruise, could the punctured vein become a problem like not giving enough blood to the heart?

When blood taken, and their is a bruise, could the punctured vein become a problem like not giving enough blood to the heart?

Your ok: I am sorry to hear about the bruise. But your OK :) There is an enormous amount of blood that goes from your body to your heart. A small punctured vein that was used to draw blood, will not cause any problem to your heart. The bruise should disappear in about a couple of days. ...Read more

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Could a distended jugular vein be possible right sided heart failure? Either primary or secondary to left sided heart failure.

Could a distended jugular vein be possible right sided heart failure? Either primary or secondary to left sided heart failure.

Jugular vein: Yes it is a classical sign but tricky to assess. So your Dr needs to have you at about 45 degrees and observe it carefully as you breath and then check it as he lowers the angle of your lying. ...Read more