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can stress/anxiety cause jugular vein distention

Posted by sstopher

I have a fellow employee who became upset during some computer training that she felt very inept with.   She suddenly felt her jugular vein pulsing,  and could see it more prominently than normal.  She came to me,  the school nurse,  wanting to know if she had anything to be worried about.   I did advise her to ask her doctor about it,  but I  have been doing some research online.  I realize that jugular vein distention can signal heart trouble,  but she is normally healthy and no other heart trouble known....could it simply be the stress of the situation?  
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