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Venous pressure

Thanks  for  your  outstanding  service.
I have written  before regarding my 45 year old husband  who  had  surgery  in  August  for  constrictive  pericarditis  &  is now  suffering  with  congestive heart failure  (Class  IV).

My  concern  now  is  that  he  has  a  lot  of  pain  in  the  jugular  veins  area  on  each  side of  his  neck (worse  on  the  left side.)  Lately  this  pain  is  so  throbbing  that  he  also  develops  a  head  ache  by  day's  end.   Is  not  this  dangerous? What  exactly  does it  mean  &  is  there  any
treatment  for  that  symptom?

Thank  you for your reply.          Debbie
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The heart failure can cause backing up of blood and lead to distension of the neck veins, as could a recurrence of the constrictive pericarditis. Sometimes blood clots in the veins can also lead to this situation. It would be best to sort out which, if any, of these causes may be responsible and then focus on treating the underlying cause - your cardiologist should be able to try to do this.
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Hi Debbie,

I am so sorry for your husbands disease.
I don't know that what could be done.
Maybe I suppose any analgesic drug for him.

Best wishes,

Aytekin Topcu, MD
Eskisehir State Hospital, TURKEY
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