Image IQ: Older Patient with Hypertension Experiencing Numbness in Left Arm


How good are your diagnostic skills? Test them with this month's Visual Dx quiz!

A 65-year-old man with a history of hypertension went to his doctor because he noticed that recently he was having some pain and numbness in his left arm, especially after doing his daily push-ups. He also had a few dizzy spells or vertigo, but they seemed to happen mainly if he turned his head too quickly. A few times he even experienced double vision. During the exam, the doctor noticed decreased pulses in the man’s left arm as compared to his right arm.

Can you diagnose the patient? Use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you:

  • Cerebral stroke
  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Subclavian steal syndrome

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