A 33-year-old member asked:
What are the tests for coarctation of the aorta?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is coarctation of the aorta?
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Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Congenital defect: It is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that branches off your heart and delivers blood to your body. It is usually congenital, and may range from mild to severe. Surgery may be required as a newborn if critical. It may not be detected until older, depending on severity. It often occurs along with other heart defects. It requires surgery or catheter balloon and/or stenting.
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Last updated May 29, 2012
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