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Internal Medicine

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How to differentiate the vein from the artery:


The vein is usually:

• Oval in shape, thin walled

• Compressible with gentle pressure

• Non pulsatile

• Valsalva maneuver can increase the neck vein size


The artery is usually:

• Circular in shape, thicker wall

• Non compressible, pulsatile

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