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glossary:venous_hypertension

(1) High pressure in veins due to damage to venous system (see also valvular insufficiency) leading to symptoms of chronic venous disease.

Affects 1-2% of population Due to chronic venous insufficiency and distal vein hypertension Usually due to post thrombotic syndrome Can be due to primary valvular incompetence

(2) Increased pressure in the veins ultimately leading to the right atrium nearly always due to disease of the right heart but occasionally due to blockade of one or both venae cavae.

glossary/venous_hypertension.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)