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How Does A Doctor Check Femoral Pulses For Aortic Coarctation
Yes: Coarctation of the aorta (coa) refers to a heart defect characterized by a narrowing of the aorta that interferes with blood flow to the lower part of the body. This results in strong pulses in the arms (brachial pulse) but weak or absent pulses in the legs (femoral pulse). The finding of normal femoral pulses makes significant coa unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: Coarctation of the aorta may have no symptoms and be diagnosed after hypertension is detected. When severe, infants may present with shock or congestive heart failure. Other symptoms: headaches, chest pain, fainting, leg cramps during exercise, and cold feet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narrowing: Aortic coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta, the main artery that delivers blood to your body. The "coarct" area is often just after the branch point of the arm and head vessels. As such, the head and arms have a high BP and the abdomen and kidneys are getting a lower bp. The kidney's do what they can to get better pressures by holding on to salts ( sodium) thus worsening the high bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Notching: Notching. Because blood can't reach the left arm and lower body, the intercostal arteries (which run between the ribs) enlarge to bypass the area of blockage. Over time, this interferes with rib growth causing notches. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what's the auscultation-related sign of the aortic coarctation? I hear a thick harsh systolic sound in the aorta area. Is it?
Coarctation: There may be a click or systolic ejection murmur over the aortic area, but that would be related to a bicuspid AV, which can occur with the coarctation. The most common and indicative findings are hypertension or elevated pressures in the upper extremities with lower pressure and diminished pulses in the lower extremities. The actual findings depend on the location of the narrowing. ...Read more
Physical and Echo: A good physical exam with multiple blood pressure measurements can essentially diagnose it. With the advent of echo, i assume pretty much every cardiologist would officially diagnose with an echo (even in the most remote regions of the world). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi doctor budi im still trying yo figure this out.Yes my son has chd coarctation of aorta trileaflet av cvs vsd asd2º and pda?
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