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Doctor insights on: Coarctation Of The Aorta Causes

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Can coarctation of the aorta cause poor growth in height?

Can coarctation of the aorta cause poor growth in height?

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. ...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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Is coarctation of the aorta caused by genetics?

Is coarctation of the aorta caused by genetics?

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. ...Read more

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Can coarctation of aorta cause cyanosis? Is cyanosis due to hypoxia?

Can coarctation of aorta cause cyanosis? Is cyanosis due to hypoxia?

Not in isolation: Coarctation only causes cyanosis when it is associated with other heart disease that allows blue blood to cross over to the red blood side. Cyanosis occurs in two situations: 1. When blue blood gets to the red blood side ("right-to-left shunting) or 2. When blood is not fully oxygenated in the lungs ("pulmonary venous desaturation"). ...Read more

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Why coarctation of aorta in infantile, cause passes of the blood from pulmonary artery to the aorta through pda?

Plumbing!: Blood must get to the body, else the fetus would not survive. The same is true once the baby is born. In utero, blood flows from pulm artery (pa) to aorta (ao) normally. Once born, the blood continues to flow this way so that blood can get to the body. When the PDA closes, the child becomes very sick. ...Read more

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Why coarctation of aorta in infants, causing blood flow from pulmonary artery to aorta?

PDA : It would only do that if the coarctation was severe and there was a patent ductus arteriosus (pda) which is a connecting artery between the aorta and pulmonary artery, leading to blood flow from pa to the descending aorta. ...Read more

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I want to know more on coarctation of the aorta, what is the cause and how can it be treated?

Narrowing of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital disease, i.e. Present at birth. It is a narrowing of the aorta, usually near the ductus arteriosus insertion to the aorta. Mild forms may not cause much symptoms early in life. Treatment depends on severity and location, which may be conservative in mild forms. Surgery (or catheter based procedures) may be needed in more severe forms. ...Read more

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Why coarctation of aorta gets worsen with vsd?

More info: A vsd doesn't worsen coarctation. They are 2 heart defects that can be seen together with some frequency, but the vsd doesn't make the other worse. ...Read more

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What chromosome abnormalities are accompanied by coarctation of aorta?

What chromosome abnormalities are accompanied by coarctation of aorta?

See below:: Doctors don't know for sure why certain people are born with coarctaton of the aorta (coa). Coa is fairly common in girls born with turner syndrome, a genetic disorder in which one of a girl's two x chromosomes is incomplete or missing. ...Read more

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Why doesn't coarctation of aorta affect the 1st and 2nd intercostal arteries?

Why doesn't coarctation of aorta affect the 1st and 2nd intercostal arteries?

Coarctation of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the aorta, so if the narrowing is below the 1st or 2nd intercostal artery then likely those arteries would not be affected. Also there is a good collateral circulation along the spinal cord which helps to protect the circulation. ...Read more