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      From the Veins to the Heart: A Rare Cause of Varicose Veins

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          The presence of pulsating varicous veins is an uncommon finding, generically attributed to right heart failure. The precise causes of this phenomenon have been poorly defined in the literature. The finding of this infrequent condition is important because it may be a sign of major diseases, often not known. Here we described a 75-year-old woman presented to the Angiology Unit for the presence of bilateral pulsatile swelling in her groin and along both lower limbs. A bedside ultrasound examination showed an arterial like pulsating flow both in the superficial and in the deep veins of the lower limbs due to a severe tricuspid regurgitation not previously known.

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                Journal
                Case Rep Vasc Med
                Case Rep Vasc Med
                CRIVAM
                Case Reports in Vascular Medicine
                Hindawi Publishing Corporation
                2090-6986
                2090-6994
                2015
                21 May 2015
                : 2015
                Affiliations
                1Angiology Unit, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Via Paccagnella 11, 30174 Venezia-Mestre, Italy
                2Department of Cardiology, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Via Paccagnella 11, 30174 Venezia-Mestre, Italy
                3Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Via Paccagnella 11, 30174 Venezia-Mestre, Italy
                4Department of Vascular Surgery, Ospedale dell'Angelo, Via Paccagnella 11, 30174 Venezia-Mestre, Italy
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                Academic Editor: Halvor Naess

                Article
                10.1155/2015/849408
                4454758
                Copyright © 2015 Michele Dalla Vestra et al.

                This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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