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Q: what is subclavian steel syndrome

what are the side effects of high blood pressure

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Neil MD, Health Pro
2/23/09 7:05pm

Hello Vivian Herman,


Subclavian steal syndrome involves how blood flow from the heart to the brain and arms and can cause among other things, seizures, fainting spells and recurrent dizziness.  You may also notice recurrent numbness, coldness, or tingling in one of your arms.


In SSS, which is rare, occurs when the artery to the arm is blocked by vascular disease.  Blood subsequently flows from one of the arteries that supplies the brain to the affected arm.  This causes decreased blood flow to the brain, resulting from the symptoms listed above.


Risk factors for the disease include, among others, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and some types of coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries (cabg).  Treatment of the syndrome generally requires a vascular surgery procedure to restore proper blood flow to the arm


To your health,

Neil MD





diagnosed42, Community Member
10/30/09 12:48am

I've been diagnosed with this disease not long ago, I've been having severe headaches to the point of passing out on the bed & cry cause it is causing tremendous pain for me. I wish somehow the doctor would just go ahead do the procedure on me soon. He wants me go through some more tests before he can make dermination to do it. I wish there was a doctor that would do it & would take medicaid. There's none around here that would take me cause of I have meicaid. I want to live a long time on this earth, so I can see my grandchild grow up & I pass the GED test before I die.

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