Aortic arch syndrome

Aortic arch syndrome: 1. Any disorder that causes occlusion of the arteries that arise from the aortic arch. 2. Synonym for Takayasu disease. 3. The subclavian steal syndrome. Common Misspellings: aortic arch syndrone, arotic arch syndrome, arotic arch syndrone
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aortic arch syndrome

<syndrome> Aortic arch syndrome, also referred to by many as vertebral-basilar artery disease, carotid artery occlusive syndrome and subclavian steal syndrome is characterised by a constellation of signs and symptoms which occur secondary to abnormalities in the major arteries which extend off of the aortic arch. These abnormalities are struc...
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aortic arch syndrome

any of a group of disorders adding to occlusion of the arteries arising from the aortic arch; such occlusion may be caused by atherosclerosis, arterial embolism, or other conditions. See also pulseless disease.
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aortic arch syndrome

group of disorders that cause blockage of the vessels that branch off from the aorta in the area in which the aorta arches over the heart. The aorta ...
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aortic arch syndrome

Type: Term Definitions: 1. atheromatous and/or thrombotic obliteration of the branches of the arch of the aorta leading to diminished or absent pulses in the neck and arms. Synonyms: Martorell syndrome
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