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Can someone with coarctation of the aorta get a body piercing or a tattoo

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
See below: Actually the brain was cooled in order to protect it while its blood flow was interrupted. There should be no long term effects from the cooling.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes: Long term issues are incompletely understood. There are fewer long term problems with deep hypothermia vs regular circulatory arrest. But both sets... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatric Cardiology 23 years experience
Caution needed...: Tattoos are invasive procedures, and can cause serious skin infections if precautions are not used. If you do decide to get a tattoo, you should consu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It depends on the: Location of the piercing. Genitalia ; cartilage are more painful than other areas.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
Coarctation of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the aorta, so if the narrowing is below the 1st or 2nd intercostal artery then likely those arteries would ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Watch BP/arrhythmia: Correction of coarctation of the aorta can still leave patients at risk for hypertension and/or arrhythmia. Vsd repair patients can also be at risk fo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Other: Blood flows from higher pressure to lower pressure. Aorta higher, pa lower usually. Coarctation distal to PDA cause higher aortic pressure spikes wi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 17 years experience
To Survive!: Blood must get to the head & body; coarctation is an obstruction to this flow. So blood flows through a vessel called the PDA (normal in a fetus), to... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Spider vein therapy: Are the spider veins on you face or legs? Average cost depends on are and modality of treatment, i.e. Sclerotherapy or laser treatment. I recommend th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See below:: Doctors don't know for sure why certain people are born with coarctaton of the aorta (coa). Coa is fairly common in girls born with turner syndrome, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Pulmonary flow: Because vsd causes increased pulmonary flow, pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure so it is an added burden in coarctation of aorta, as ... Read More