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How common is it for somebody to get coarctation of the aorta?

How common is it for somebody to get coarctation of the aorta?

1 in 1500 births: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect and occurs in 6-8% of patients with congenital heart disease. ...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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Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.

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What is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

What is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

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). It generally requires either a surgical or catheterization procedure to relieve the narrowed segment and allow normal blood flow. ...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?

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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What is coarctation of the aorta and how do you treated?

Narrow artery/surger: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and early toddler years, but as children age, their growing bodies and activity out grows the narrowed aorta's ability to supply enough blood fast enough to keep up. Once identified the narrowing is corrected surgically with a bypass procedure. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

How common is it for somebody to get renal artery occlusion?

Not so common: Depends on your age, BP level- less than 1% of patients with moderate or gr 2 ( BP more than 160/100) high blood pressure will have renal artery stenosis or blockage. More common in caucasians than african americans.Usually don't have to screen for ras unless patient is on multiple medications , unable to tolerate medicines, severe high BP requiring hospitalization or kidney function is affected. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment can somebody get for coarctation of the aorta?

What kind of treatment can somebody get for coarctation of the aorta?

Two options: Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the main artery from the heart to the lower half of the body that can result in elevated blood pressure (hypertension). If it is severe enough to require treatment, there are two options that may be available: surgical repair or non-surgical repair using a balloon catheter through a blood vessel. Catheter repair is most often used in young people. ...Read more

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What does it mean for an adult to have coarctation of the aorta?

Needs close followup: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital abnormality, where portion of the aorta (large artery carrying blood out from the heart to rest of the body) is narrowed. It may be narrowed only slightly, so that no obstruction is noted in childhood, but adults may still develop: high blood pressure, early-onset coronary disease, or aorticaneurysm or dissection. Close surveillance is important. ...Read more

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Is it common for children to be diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta?

15/100,000 births: Coarctation of the aorta represents roughly 7% of congenital heart disease. It is more common in males & sometimes associated with other anomalies. I would have to call this a less than common defect. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

How common is it for somebody to get femoral hernia?

Rare,but troublesome: Femoral hernias are rare, accounting for ~5% of all hernias. They are much more common in women than men, probably related to the shape of a woman's pelvis. They are prone to "incarceration": in fact, about half of all people who present with incarcerated femoral hernias were unaware of the hernia up till that point. Therefore, we recommend repairing all of these, assuming one is fit for surgery. ...Read more

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How easily is it to get a heart transplant in the us?

How easily is it to get a heart transplant in the us?

Not enough organs: At the end of 2011 in the us there were about 3, 100 patients on the wait list for a heart; and in 2011 2, 322 patients received a heart transplant. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

How common is it for somebody to get pheochromocytoma?

Pheochromocytoma: It is a very rare cause of HTN. I specialize in difficult HTN a common problem in pheo. I have only seen 12 cases in 55 years. Happy to do 2nd opinion to provide more help. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to recommend and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please

Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to recommend and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please

Complex issue: This is a complex question that needs to be discussed with cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked, such as how strong is the heart right now, is the patient symptomatic- chest pain on exertion, likelihood of having an MI. All surgeries have risks but if patient is fully functional and this surgery can continue to provide a quality of life, then consi ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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I need to know what is transposition of greater arteries, is it possible to cure?

I need to know what is transposition of greater arteries, is it possible to cure?

Congenital: Transposition of the great arteries is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiac development and is fully present at birth. Classic, or d-tga refers to a disease where the aorta arises from the rv and the pulmonary artery arises from the lv. Diagnosis is typically made early. Successful correction is possible by surgery in the first few days of life. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

How likely is it for a child to die of pneumonia nowadays in the u.S.?

Rare: The overall rate of death is very low and significantly less than 10/100, 000, or 1 /10, 000. Most of these would be in children who also had some chronic illness such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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