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

  • 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[medlineplus.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[medlineplus.gov]

  • 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] Physical findings of subclavian steal syndrome include unilaterally decreased pulses, 20 mm Hg difference in blood pressure between the upper extremities, supraclavicular[rjmatthewsmd.com] […] bruits and disappearance of the radial pulse on exercise or elevation of the arm.[aafp.org]

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    When the patient’s chin is turned to the same side while pulse is followed up, decrease or loss of Radial pulse indicates that the test is positive.[omicsonline.org] : - 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] The Wright test was originally described as a decrease in the radial pulse with the arm in hyperabduction and external rotation, with the head turned in the opposite direction[journals.lww.com]

  • Cervical Rib Syndrome

    Interpretation - Positive test finding ( Decreased Radial Pulse and/or Distal extremity pain reproduced ) suggests interscalene compression.[physiotherapy-treatment.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] : - 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]

    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
  • Non-Cranial Giant Cell Arteritis

    Decreased or absent carotid, radial, dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial artery pulses.[rheumatologyadvisor.com]

    Missing: Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms
  • Shoulder Presentation

    Arterial injury may be associated with decreased radial pulse.[emedicine.medscape.com]

    Missing: Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms
  • Dissecting Aortic Aneurysm

    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. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes sequestered within[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Decreased Radial Pulse
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    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 to[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Unequal Blood Pressure in the Arms
  • Syncope

    The blood pressure and pulse are tested in the lying, sitting, and standing positions. Unequal blood pressures in each arm is a sign of aortic dissection .[medicinenet.com] blood pressure in the two arms.[mc.vanderbilt.edu] […] well as cardiac findings such as carotid bruit, jugular venous distension, rales, a systolic murmur (of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or aortic stenosis), pericardial rub or unequal[mc.vanderbilt.edu]

    Missing: Decreased Radial Pulse

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