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The internal jugular vein provides information about right atrial and right ventricular function. It is preferred to the external jugular vein which runs a more tortuous course and is subject to compression as it enters the chest.

Pulsations observed in the internal jugular vein reflect movements of the top of a column of blood that extends into the right atrium.