Prevalence and impact of the subclavian steal syndrome.

  title={Prevalence and impact of the subclavian steal syndrome.},
  author={Nicos Labropoulos and Prathima Nandivada and Kimon Bekelis},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={252 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and impact of subclavian steal syndrome (SSS) in patients undergoing assessment of the carotid arteries. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Vertebral artery flow reversal is often found among patients undergoing imaging of the extracranial vessels; however, there are no large studies evaluating the prevalence and natural history of SSS in stratified patients. METHODS Patients presenting for duplex ultrasound of the carotid arteries underwent 2 sets of bilateral… CONTINUE READING


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