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116 Possible Causes for Cyanosis, Distended Neck Veins

  • Cor Pulmonale

    A 12-year-old boy presented acutely after an episode of syncope with perioral cyanosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination reveals cyanosis, distended neck veins, and a prominent epigastric pulsation Cor pulmonale is right ventricular enlargement and eventually failure secondary to[smartypance.com] A 57-year-old man with deep vein thrombosis in his left calf developed acute progressive dyspnea with hypoxemia, cyanosis and the clinical picture of acute cor pulmonale,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    (cardiac asthma), pooling of blood (stasis) in the general body (systemic) circulation or in the liver's (portal) circulation, swelling ( edema ), blueness or duskiness (cyanosis[medterms.com] veins that stick out (are distended) Sounds (crackles) from fluid buildup in your lungs, heard through a stethoscope Swelling of the liver or abdomen Uneven or fast heartbeat[medlineplus.gov] In acute failure the patient may look ill and exhausted and there may be cyanosis.[patient.info]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    The accumulation of fluids in the lungs fill in the air sacs and manifest externally dyspnea, chest pain, and cyanosis.[symptoma.com] In severe degrees of edema the breathing is that of suffocation, there is cyanosis, and there exudes or is expectorated from the mouth a thin serous frothy fluid often tinged[jamanetwork.com] […] the exam include: Leg or abdominal swelling Abnormalities of your neck veins (which can show that there is too much fluid in your body) Pale or blue skin color (pallor or cyanosis[medlineplus.gov]

  • Pulmonary Embolism

    […] blood clot which has originated in a vein of the leg or pelvis and traveled to the lungs and that is marked by labored breathing, chest pain, fainting, rapid heart rate, cyanosis[merriam-webster.com] The clinical examination may reveal signs of acute right ventricular dysfunction, including tachycardia, a low arterial blood pressure, distended neck veins, an accentuated[doi.org] The extremities reveal no evidence of edema, cyanosis or clubbing. Patient has negative Homan's Sign. Joint exam revealed shoulder movements complete in range.[meddean.luc.edu]

  • Chronic Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure

    Go through your normal ABCs, look for signs of cardiogenic shock such as cyanosis, clammy, and diaphoretic skin.[medictests.com] Distended neck veins. Bluish skin. Chest pain. Enlarged liver and swollen abdomen.[nmihi.com] The clinical manifestations are cyanosis, right-sided heart failure, arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death.[omicsonline.org]

  • Acute Massive Pulmonary Embolism

    PE acute cardiovascular collapse Examination pale, mottled skin tachypnoea tachycardia signs of DVT hypotension altered LOC elevated JVP parasternal heave loud P2 central cyanosis[lifeinthefastlane.com] Signs of acute RV dysfunction include distended neck veins, a parasternal heave, an accentuated P2, and a tricuspid regurgitation murmur.[phaonlineuniv.org] With more extensive clot burden, findings include hypotension, hypoxemia, altered mental status, and signs of RV strain (distended neck veins, tricuspid regurgitation murmur[uscjournal.com]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    RATIONALE: Left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) is a rare heart disorder related to thrombosis. Anticoagulant therapy is suggested for the treatment of this disease. The success of the novel oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban as a treatment option for this disorder is unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: A[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    […] exercise Feeling tired Feeling weak Feeling pain or pounding in the chest (the pounding is called palpitations) Swelling of the legs due to fluid retention ( edema ) Developing cyanosis[my.clevelandclinic.org] PE acute cardiovascular collapse Examination pale, mottled skin tachypnoea tachycardia signs of DVT hypotension altered LOC elevated JVP parasternal heave loud P2 central cyanosis[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] influences. 4,5 ( Table 5 ) Dyspnea is the most frequent symptom of pulmonary embolism, and tachypnea is the most frequent sign. 6 Whereas the presence of dyspnea, syncope, or cyanosis[tmj.ro]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    Other frequent symptoms are pulsus paradoxus, pericardial friction sounds, tachycardia, tachypnea, weakened peripheral pulses, edema, cyanosis.[ecgwaves.com] neck veins, worse with inspiration ( Kussmaul sign ) Diminished heart sounds ( Beck’s Triad : a combination of distended neck veins, hypotension, and diminished heart sounds[cardiachealth.org] Cyanosis and pulmonary oedema may occur. Differential diagnosis Aortic dissection. Cardiogenic shock. Constrictive pericarditis. Pulmonary embolism.[patient.info]

  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

    It is also associated with cyanosis, plethora, and distended subcutaneous vessels.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physical examination can reveal distended neck veins, edema of the upper extremities, while various neurological deficits may be encountered.[symptoma.com] The increased venous pressure results in oedema of the head, neck, and arms, often with cyanosis, plethora, and distended subcutaneous vessels. [1] Wilson LD, Detterbeck FC[bestpractice.bmj.com]

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