Pulsating Varicose Veins: an Early Sign of Right Heart Overload

The interesting paper by Li and colleagues, reporting a rare case of pulsating lower limbs varicose veins, invites to make some patho-physiological considerations.1 This disease, easily detected at Doppler US exploration, interested both the superficial and deep venous systems of the lower limbs, and the inferior vena cava (IVC); it was clearly connected with a severe tricuspid regurgitation. However, we recognize, as a predisposing factor, the right heart overload, secondary to a ventricular septal defect, operated 38 years before, at the adult age of 18.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Pediatric Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: IMAGES IN CARDIAC SURGERY Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Vascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int J Vasc Med Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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