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46 Possible Causes for Decreased Radial Pulse, Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms

  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome

    Physical examination findings may include unilaterally decreased pulses on the affected side, a blood pressure difference of greater than 20 mm Hg between the arms, supraclavicular[aafp.org] It is characterized by episodes of flaccid paralysis of the arm, pain in the mastoid and occipital areas, and a diminished or absent radial pulse on the involved side.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] bruits and disappearance of the radial pulse on exercise or elevation of the arm.[aafp.org]

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    : - radial pulse obliteration is not by itself specific, but loss of pulse with reproduction of symptoms is a positive test; - decreases interscalene space by tensing anterior[wheelessonline.com] For the Adson’s test, the physician will abduct, extend and externally rotate the arm while feeling the radial pulse.[medium.com] pulses or signs of blanching of the skin in the hands indicating a decrease in blood flow with the maneuver.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Takayasu Arteritis

    radial pulses (at the wrist) Difference in blood pressure between the two arms High blood pressure ( hypertension ) There may also be signs of inflammation ( pericarditis[nlm.nih.gov] Bilateral radial pulses were absent. Ultrasound showed renal size asymmetry and raised the possibility of renal artery stenosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms may include: Arm weakness or pain with use Chest pain Dizziness Fatigue Fever Lightheadedness Muscle or joint pain Skin rash Night sweats Vision changes Weight loss Decreased[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervical Rib Syndrome

    Interpretation - Positive test finding ( Decreased Radial Pulse and/or Distal extremity pain reproduced ) suggests interscalene compression.[physiotherapy-treatment.com] : - radial pulse obliteration is not by itself specific, but loss of pulse with reproduction of symptoms is a positive test; - decreases interscalene space by tensing anterior[wheelessonline.com] Note: With all three orthopedic assessment tests for thoracic outlet syndrome, Adson’s, Eden’s, and Wright’s, the criterion in a decrease in the STRENGTH of the radial pulse[learnmuscles.com]

    Missing: Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms
  • Scalenus Anticus Syndrome

    When the test is positive, a decrease in the radial pulse is noted, and pain is reproduced.[clinicalgate.com] pulses or signs of blanching of the skin in the hands indicating a decrease in blood flow with the maneuver.[en.wikipedia.org] Additional maneuvers that may be abnormal in TOS include Wright's Test, which involves hyperabducting the arms over the head with some extension and evaluating for loss of radial[en.wikipedia.org]

    Missing: Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms
  • Aortic Dissection

    RATIONALE: The initial symptoms and signs of Takayasu arteritis vary due to the heterogeneity of affected vessels. Moreover, the vascular lesions are difficult to detect at initial presentation, making diagnosis even more challenging. Although cases of aortic dissection with arteritis history have been reported,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Decreased Radial Pulse
  • Hemiplegia

    We evaluated the efficacy and robustness of a second generation implantable stimulator for correcting drop foot (DF) in a patient with left-sided hemiplegia over 20 years of functional electrical stimulation (FES) of the common peroneal nerve (CPN). Dorsal flexion and eversion of the affected foot was partially[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    Abstract Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is an excessive or abnormal response of the sympathetic nervous system in an extremity to an injury or other condition. The authors describe a 37-year-old man who experienced constant pain and vasomotor instability in both feet after nontraumatic rhabdomyolysis secondary[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Non-Cranial Giant Cell Arteritis

    A new study presented for the first time today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014), shows that cranial ultrasound has a greater sensitivity than temporal artery biopsy,* and a comparable specificity in the diagnosis of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), a[…][sciencedaily.com]

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  • Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    JAMA. 1976 Oct 11;236(15):1725-7. Abstract A patient with a dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta had fever of unknown origin. Although his clinical picture included a number of classical features of his disorder, these were initially misinterpreted, largely because fever was the patient's chief complaint.[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Decreased Radial Pulse

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