Subclavian steal syndrome. A report of two cases.

Abstract:

:Two cases of subclavian steal syndrome are reported. Symptoms included light-headedness or syncope, reflecting vertebrobasilar insufficiency, and in one case, numbness and tingling in the left upper extremity, reflecting ischemia. Many persons with this syndrome are asymptomatic. Key findings include unilaterally decreased pulses and a significant difference in blood pressure between the upper extremities. Arch aortography, the "gold standard" of diagnosis, must be performed before surgical intervention.

journal_name

Postgrad Med

journal_title

Postgraduate medicine

authors

Harper CA 3rd,Haines JD Jr

doi

10.1080/00325481.1988.11700138

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-02-01 00:00:00

pages

97-100

issue

2

eissn

0032-5481

issn

1941-9260

journal_volume

83

pub_type

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