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cause of coarctation of the aorta

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
42 years experience Neurology
No: I don't think so.
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
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
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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 35-year-old female asked:
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You got it right.
Dr. Steven Neish
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiovascular development. Sometimes, there is associate ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Symptoms and future: Ask what symptoms you should report, what your son's prognosis is, and what procedures would likely be contemplated in the future.
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Will he need a Cath?: Surgical repair of a coarctation as a baby sometimes narrows again, months to years later. The narrowing may be able to be simply balloon dilated to o ... Read More
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
16 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: There are many things you could be asking. The most important is if there is any residual aortic obstruction and any aortic valve stenosis. Bicuspid ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Murmur yes: Your son had coarctation repair from the side of the chest to repair the coarctation. He stil has a murmur and that is ok. He has a bicuspid aortic ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Golden
22 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not in isolation: Coarctation only causes cyanosis when it is associated with other heart disease that allows blue blood to cross over to the red blood side. Cyanosis ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
Coarctation : Surgery or aortic stent graft.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
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

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