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What is the prognosis for coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Bradley Radwaner answered

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Once diagnosed coarctation of the aorta requires surgical correction to remove the area of severely narrowed aortic tissue. The diagnosis should be made in early childhood by a pediatrician and then surgically corrected . If this condition escapes detection untill adult life it is still completely treated by surgical repair. It can accompany other abnormalities including those of the aortic valve.

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Dr. Howard Rubin answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Usualky pretty good if corrected.

Answered Mar 30, 2013

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala answered

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology

Prognosis does not depend on sex very much. It depends more on age of diagnosis and whether there are other significant medical conditions. In general, coarctation is easily treated with surgery or catheterization. And there tends to be 10-20% recurrence risk; most recurrences can be treated in the cath lab.

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