Supraclavicular and carotid bruits in hemodialysis patients.

  title={Supraclavicular and carotid bruits in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={B Messert and T R Marra and R A Zerofsky},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={2 6},
Auscultation of the neck vessels in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis reveals a high incidence of subclavian and carotid bruits as well as the expected precordial hemic murmurs. These bruits are associated with the high-output hyperdynamic circulatory state. In older patients the finding could be misinterpreted as evidence of extracranial cerebrovascular disease, but clinical considerations should obviate unnecessary neuroradiological diagnostic procedures. 

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