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Why Are Neck Veins Distended In 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
Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more
My neck veins bulge a lot when i talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?
My left jugular vein is very distended when my head is below my heart and neck feels swollen, feel pressure in chest, could this be heart failure?
Could be normal: when the head is below your heart the jugular can get distended and the upper body can feel "congested". If you are ok when the had is at chest level and sitting up, and if you are able to walk quickly, slow jog without significant shortness of breath or chest discomfort the heart failure is unlikely. Symptoms of heart failure include exercise intolerance, air hunger lying flat and leg swelling. ...Read more
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
Does dislocated neck, cranial nerve damages, and resulting heart failure cause liver failure and ascites? Is this medical neglects by the hospitals & health care providers? We have told the doctors/nurses/lawyers this isue many times and they just covered
Totally garbled: Sorry, your post makes no sense at all. You seem to have some extremely fanciful notions about health & disease & what causes what. Either you've totally misunderstood what you've been told, or someone's deliberately trying to hoodwink you; or else you've jumped to the completely wrong conclusion that each of these events caused the next when in fact they just HAPPENED to occur in that order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it normal after angio with 2stents in veins for heart to have a little wierd pain in neck and upper left part of chest, from after operation, 2 month
Angina?: I would recommend having this evaluated since it can be angina with your cardiologist. These symptoms usually come with activity and are reproducible but have it evaluated. If its not that, it could be residual inflammation, nerve inflammation which will require time to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skipped heart beats or bubbling in chest. Sometimes a vein in right side of neck feels like it's about to explode and a bit of chest pain. What is it?
Premature beats: Often premature beats may cause a fluttering in the chest. They may also cause a skipping sensation. If the upper chambers of the heart contract after a premature ventricular contraction against closed valves, blood may regurgitate into the pulmonary and neck veins. This may be evaluated by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any physical movement causes my heart to race and pound really hard so much that my chest, veins in my neck and sometimes my armpit veins hurt?
38 wks preg Bad vein n right leg. Few leaky valves in heart. Cardiologist said prolly preg related. Pinched nerve in neck. Pains in neck N shoulder bl
Late pregnancy: The cardiologist is "prolly" right,good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
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