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What is coarctation of the aorta?

What is coarctation of the aorta?

Narrowing of alrta: Coarctation is a narrowing of the main vessel (aorta). It leads to hypertension and increased work for the heart. Untreated it leads to stroke coronary disease and death. Therapeutic options are surgery or catheter therapy. ...Read more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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What is coarctation of the aorta ?

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 to left subclavian artery . It can present in babies but in mild cases it may have late presentation in adults. ...Read more

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What is a coarctation of the aorta?

What is a coarctation of the aorta?

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 is a narrowing of the aorta resulting in reduced outflow of blood from the heart. ...Read more

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Can you cure coarctation of the aorta?

Can you cure coarctation of the aorta?

Can Correct: No congenital heart disease can be "cured". We can fully correct some types though, and coarctation is one of those. But we can never make the heart/vessel the same as if the lesion never occurred (which is the definition of cure). Again, semantic but important point because anyone with coarctation should have life-long follow-up with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What does coarctation of the aorta mean?

What does coarctation of the aorta mean?

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. ...Read more

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What causes the coarctation of the aorta?

Congenital: It is a cogenital defect and is present in utero ( before birth). ...Read more

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Can you describe coarctation of the aorta?

Narrowing: It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body). It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well as location (relative to the head-and-neck vessels). ...Read more

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When is coarctation of the aorta a problem?

Depends: It depends on whether it is severe enough to cause symptoms or other health problems like hypertension. A very, very mild coarctation may not cause any problems (though this is rare). So it become a problem when it becomes a problem. For some, this occurs in infancy while others make only develop problems as an adult. ...Read more

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When is coarctation of the aorta diagnosed?

It depends: Coarctation is usually detected routinely by noting a marked discrepancy in blood pressure between the arms and legs. This frequently is part of a work-up for severe hypertension--i.e. Resistant to medications, or occuring in an unusually young patient--which is a result of the obstruction to blood flow through the aorta (with build-up of pressure in the arms, where BP is routinely measured). ...Read more

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Do you know about coarctation of the aorta?

Yes: Quite a bit actually. Do you have a question? ...Read more