What is jvd?



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Ananya Wadhwa

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When the jugular vein is visible, it's known as jugular vein distention (JVD). In this article, we look at the causes of jugular vein distention (JVD), additional symptoms, and how it is treated. What is jugular vein distention? The jugular veins carry blood from the head to the superior vena cava (the main vein of the upper body), which empties into the. The central venous pressure (CVP) is an important measurement that reflects the blood pressure in the right atrium or the superior vena cava. If you cannot determine the JVP, report the exam as "JVP not visualized" rather than "no JVD" (which implies that the JVP was visualized and is not elevated).