Subclavian Steal Syndrome in Phoenix, Arizona

Subclavian Steal syndrome is an occlusive (meaning closed off or blocking) disease that reverses the flow of blood from the internal thoracic artery and vertebral artery due to a narrowing of the Subclavian artery.

With many years of extensive vascular experience, the highly trained vascular surgeons at Western Vascular Institute specialize in diagnosing & treating subclavian steal syndrome. Western Vascular Institute’s three conveniently located vein and vascular clinics in Phoenix, Mesa and Payson, AZ, house the most advanced & innovative surgery centers & diagnostic imaging capabilities for our valued patients. We will help discover the best treatment plan for you and your lifestyle. For more information, schedule an appointment with one of our vascular surgeons, at one of our vein and vascular centers in Phoenix, Mesa and Payson, Arizona.

What Are the Risk factors of Subclavian Steal Syndrome?

According to Medical News Today the most common risk factor is atherosclerosis, which a condition where a person arteries are blocked and narrowed due to plaque buildup. In the article they also listed several other risk factors that can increase the chances of developing this syndrome:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Smoking
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Genetics


What Are the Symptoms of Subclavian Steal Syndrome?


  • Numbness in arm
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Gangrene in fingers
  • Blindness
  • Ocular disturbances
  • Decreased blood pressure on the side of the blockage
  • Occipital headache
  • Muscle wasting

How is Subclavian Steal Syndrome Diagnosed?

Medscape explained some studies and test that a patient experiencing symptoms of subclavian steal syndrome such as:

  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Angiography

How is Subclavian Steal Syndrome Treated?




Anti-cholesterol hypertension drugs

Surgical Intervention

Surgical Intervention

Angioplasty of upper extremity and/or Stent upper extremity

Schedule an Appointment for Subclavian Steal Syndrome Treatment in Phoenix, Arizona

If you have been experiencing symptoms of subclavian steal syndrome it is important that you schedule an appointment with one of our highly-trained vascular surgeons. They will diagnose your symptoms and discover the best treatment option for you. For more information about our Vascular Surgery Center, please call (480) 668-5000 to schedule your appointment today.

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