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Aortic Arch Syndrome

Overview

It is a condition in which structural problem arises in the aortic arch (in arteries) due to which arch becomes inflamed. The problems of the condition are commonly associated with blood clots, trauma, etc that normally develop after birth. Due to the defect in the arteries, abnormal blood flow takes place in neck, arms, etc. It is a rare disease that affects women under the age of 40 years. Subclavian artery occlusive syndrome; Subclavian steal syndrome; Carotid artery occlusion syndrome and Vertebral-basilar artery occlusive syndrome are alternative names of the condition. Children, suffer from multiple types of aortic arch syndromes like:

  • Congenital absence of branch of the aorta
  • Vascular rings
  • Isolation of the subclavian arteries

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Causes

The cause of the condition is unknown.


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Signs & Symptoms

Depending upon the affected artery, the symptoms vary. Some of the common symptoms are:

  • Neurological changes like weakness, dizziness, etc
  • Changes in the blood pressure level
  • Breathing problems
  • Reduced pulse rate
  • Numbness in arm
  • Transient ischemic attacks
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Prevention

No prevention exists of the condition.


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Treatments
Aortic Arc Replacement Modern Medicine

Surgery

Surgery Modern Medicine

Surgery is the treatment of choice for treating underlying cause of aortic arch syndrome.

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