A unique presentation of Takayasu's arteritis in a 39-year-old male with chest pain, vertigo, and blindness

Mustafa D Nazzal, Mouchammed Agko, Karen Zingale, Masia Hamdan, Jonathan A Higgins, Paul Clark

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Takayasu's arteritis is a rare form of aortic vasculitis, typically described in young Asian females. In this article, we report a unique presentation of type V Takayasu's arteritis in a Hispanic male. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Takayasu's arteritis presenting with the triad of angina, amaurosis fugax, and subclavian steal syndrome. On diagnostic imaging, he was found to have left subclavian and axillary artery stenosis requiring balloon angioplasty. The patient responded to the combination of medical and surgical treatment with full recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-32
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011



  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones/therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Amaurosis Fugax/etiology
  • Angina Pectoris/etiology
  • Angioplasty, Balloon
  • Aortography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors/therapeutic use
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome/etiology
  • Takayasu Arteritis/complications
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vertigo/etiology

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