pulseless disease


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Related to pulseless disease: Takayasu disease

pulseless disease

 
an inflammatory and stenotic disease of medium and large arteries, with a strong predilection for the aortic arch and its branches (brachiocephalic trunk, left subclavian artery, and left common carotid artery). Pulses are commonly absent in involved vessels, leading to symptoms associated with ischemia of the brain, eyes, face, and upper limbs. Called also Takayasu's arteritis or disease, aortic arch arteritis, and brachiocephalic arteritis.

Ta·ka·ya·su ar·te·ri·tis

(tah-kah-yah'sū), [MIM*207600]
a progressive obliterative arteritis of unknown origin involving chronic inflammation of the aortic arch with fibrosis and marked luminal narrowing that affects the aorta and its branches, often with complete or near complete occlusion of segments of the aorta; more common in females.
See also: aortic arch syndrome.

pulseless disease

pulseless disease

Takayasu arteritis, see there.

Ta·ka·ya·su ar·te·ri·tis

(tah-kah-yah'sū ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
A progressive obliterative arteritis of unknown origin involving fibrosis and luminal narrowing that affects the aorta and its branches; more common in females.
Synonym(s): aortic arch syndrome, Martorell syndrome, pulseless disease.

pulseless disease

See TAKAYASU DISEASE.
pulseless disease; Takayasu's disease progressive obliterative arteritis of aortic arch vessels (i.e. those subserving the brain)