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what sort of disease is coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Inherited blood vesl: This artery narrowing happens during blood vessel growth in the fetus, and can rarely be diagnosed before birth. Many narrowings have to be fixed surgically to prevent death or severe disability.
Answered on Apr 10, 2014
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Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
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.
Answered on Feb 25, 2017
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
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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 ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Narrowing: Congenital narrowing of the aorta which is the main artery coming of the left side of the heart , typically affect aortic portion in the chest distal ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Kim
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Narrowing : This is a congenital condition that arises from abnormal maturation of the aorta relative to the heart and arteries for the lung. As a result, there i ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Yes, sortof: Well the treatment is surgery to remove the blockage which will correct the problem. So if there is successful surgery, the problem has been "cured." ... Read More

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