U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can coarctation of the aorta cause poor growth in height?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Is related: Well, there is a syndrome called turner's syndrome which is congenital and two of the features are short stature and coarctation of the aorta. However, to my knowlege, the coarctation does not cause the short stature, they are just related. I know of no especial association where the coarctation causes the short stature.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Coarctation: Anything affecting a major organ system can affect growth. The major association between coarctation and growth in females is turner syndrome. Make sure your doctor rules this out.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatric Cardiology 16 years experience
Possible but...: It certainly could, though growth retardation is not a classic side effect. Hypertension is most common in older individuals (after infancy, but including children). Slow growth only is not likely related.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 25-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.