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20 Possible Causes for Distended Neck Veins, Increased Area of Cardiac Dullness

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    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[] […] couple of hours due to shortness of breath Weight gain Your health care provider will examine you for signs of heart failure: Fast or difficult breathing Leg swelling (edema) Neck[]

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy can be acquired or inherited. “Acquired” means you aren’t born with the disease, but you develop it due to another disease, condition, or factor. “Inherited” means your parents passed the gene for the disease on to you. Researchers continue to look for the genetic links to cardiomyopathy and to[…][]

  • Pericardial Effusion

    Considerable amounts of pericardial fluid may muffle heart sounds, increase the area of cardiac dullness, and change the size and shape of the cardiac silhouette.[] […] symptoms of right heart failure Cardiogenic shock , asystole Beck's triad for cardiac tamponade : hypotension , muffled heart sounds , distended neck veins ![] Recall Beck's triad of distended neck veins, distant heart sounds, and HYPOtension.[]

  • Cardiac Tamponade

    neck veins, worse with inspiration ( Kussmaul sign ) Diminished heart sounds ( Beck’s Triad : a combination of distended neck veins, hypotension, and diminished heart sounds[] […] symptoms of right heart failure Cardiogenic shock, asystole Beck's triad for cardiac tamponade : hypotension, muffled heart sounds, distended neck veins ![] His cervical collar was removed, revealing distended neck veins (Figure). A bedside ultrasound demonstrated pericardial fluid (Video). Figure. Distended neck vein.[]

  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy

    Dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by increased ventricular size and impaired ventricular function. It is the most common form of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Symptoms are a good indicator of the severity of dilated cardiomyopathy. The following are the symptoms with which the patient may present and based on[…][]

  • Malignant Pericardial Effusion

    veins distended JVP – elevated upto 8 cm. ( CVP – 13 cm of blood column ) Vitals : T – 99F, PR – 120 /min RR – 26 / min BP – 100/70 mm of Hg 6.[] […] is conscious, oriented thin built, fairly hydrated, dyspneic Pale, no cyanosis, clubbing,icterus, B/L pitting pedal oedema Facial puffiness present No lymph node palpable Neck[]

  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

    Because of the shortage of donor hearts, 16 (33%) of 48 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy died awaiting transplantation. Determining factors that predict effective coronary revascularization and identifying patients who may benefit from revascularization is crucial. From 1984 to 1990, 207 ischemic cardiomyopathy[…][]

  • Primary Cardiomyopathy

    PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Noncompaction of the left ventricle is a descriptive anatomical term and recently recognized primary cardiomyopathy. Cardiac imaging now allows for prompt detection. The specific etiology remains poorly understood, however, and the major genetic determinants are unknown. This review describes[…][]

  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy

    There may be distended neck veins, enlarged liver, swelling of the arms and legs, and signs of pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs).[]

  • Hemopericardium

    The case of a premature infant ventilated for hyaline membrane disease and complicated by recurrent tension pneumopericardium requiring surgical drainage is reported. The infant improved but developed a tension hemopericardium following the removal of the surgical drain. He had cardiac arrest, responded to[…][]

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