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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not generally: Unfolding of the aorta is a finding on chest x-ray, typically appearing in older patients, which generally does not produce symptoms or require any tr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
With/without Surgery: Coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta immediately after the left subclavian artery. The narrowing is present at birth and interferes with blood flo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
Depends on severity: The severity of aorta coarctation is defined by the pressure gradient it causes--i.e. How much it obstructs blood flow across it. If this is severe en ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
Maybe a warning: A tortuous aorta is one that is not straight( the normal condition ) but does not contain and aneurysm. This may occur normally in older people or th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Narrow artery/surger: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Narrowing of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital disease, i.e. Present at birth. It is a narrowing of the aorta, usually near the ductus arteriosus insertion ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
RUTheJollyGreenGiant: No, actually it's the other way around. The bigger it gets the less pressure is necessary to stretch it further. It's called the Law of LaPlace (the g ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
See: A pediatric cardiologist: this important.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on: The severity of the narrowing. Many people are never diagnosed and simply live sedentary lives due to their nearly constant fatigue.
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