I am 22 year old and have differential blood pressure in each arm left being atleast 25 lower than my right. I have symptoms such as head aches sensory disturbances on RHS of face, right arm and right stomach. Neurological tests for brain tumour, epilepsy and MS have returned negative. I was sent for a carotid doppler test as the possibility of subclavian steal. I also had a 24hr holter which returned fine, ECG and echo fine. I was meant to be on a king of hearts for 4 weeks but after a day i had a severe allergic reaction to the dots which left burns so I now have a telementry machine until dec 4th. I don't see a cardiologist until then (This is an emergency appoint other wise id be waiting until may 2013 for an appt).
Ive been given the sheet with the recordings from a doppler test I just want to know if these are normal or not (Clearly I am going insane waiting and symptoms are getting worse) I lost function of my right had yesterday with these other symptoms I was unable to even grab a cup. They lasted for about 15 minutes and today I'm fine. Im worried these symptoms are TIA's and theyve been over looked.
CCA Systolic cm/sec 143 Diastolic cm/sec 30
PROX ICA systolic 113 Diastolic 35
DIST ICA systolic 114 Diastolic 40
ECA systolic 94 diastolic 16
VA systolic 58 diastolic 21
CCA systolic 167 Diastolic 44
PROX ICA systolic 112 diastolie 42
DIST ICA systolic 108 diastolic 48
ECA systolic 113 diastolic 13
VA systolic 96 diastolic38
These values all look relatively normal. The proximal ICA velocities are normal, the ICA/CCA ratio is is normal at <2.0. The diastolic velocities are very mildly elevated at just over 40 but with the other values being normal I wouldn't worry about it. Sometimes the technique to obtain the measurements can be incorrect and give false values. Disuss the results with your physician.
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