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Is coarctation of the aorta caused by genetics?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sometimes: Some girls with turner syndrome have coarctation of the aorta. In general, congenital heart disease in live births is associated with genetic syndromes at least 30% of the time. Even when a genetic amniocentesis had normal results, neonatologists, pediatric cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons often refer to geneticists for clinical evaluations and further laboratory studies.

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What are the causes coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Parents: It's a genetic defect. It is not acquired. It's due to faulty genes.

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