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?
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.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.