Aortic arch syndrome - Comprehensive articles covering over 1,700 topics. The articles are organized by the disease, condition overview, symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Terms search, click the first letter of a term name:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Disease Reference

Click on the first letter in the disease name:

| 4 | 5 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Aortic arch syndrome


Aortic arch syndrome refers to a group of signs and symptoms associated with structural abnormalities in the arteries that branch off the aortic arch (the top portion of the main artery carrying blood away from the heart.

Alternative Names

Subclavian artery occlusive syndrome; Carotid artery occlusion syndrome; Subclavian steal syndrome; Vertebral-basilar artery occlusive syndrome


The abnormalities are most often associated with atherosclerosis, trauma, blood clots, or malformations that developed before birth.


The arteries' defects result in abnormal blood flow to the head, neck, or arms. Symptoms vary according to the affected artery, but may include neurologic changes (such as dizziness, blurred vision, weakness, and transient ischemic attacks), blood pressure changes, reduced pulse, numbness of an arm, and others.


Surgery is usually required to treat the underlying cause of aortic arch syndrome.

Aortic arch syndrome
Acanthosis nigricans
Allergic dermatitis
Ancylostoma braziliense
Antisocial personality disorder
Abscess - epidural
Anemia - hemolytic - caused by chemicals or toxins

Copyright by 2006-2021. All rights reserved