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What is the life expectancy of someone who has had coarctation of the aorta but not diagnosed?
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Coarct of aorta
Complex answer. Assume you mean untreated.
This condition produces symptoms usually in early infancy and after 20-30 yrs old. On average, untreated patients die in their mid 30's but there are patients who live much longer. In adults, survival depends on the presence of other congenital or acquired cardiac conditions. When found, this condition should be treated by an experienced cardiac surgeon.

In brief: Coarct of aorta
Complex answer. Assume you mean untreated.
This condition produces symptoms usually in early infancy and after 20-30 yrs old. On average, untreated patients die in their mid 30's but there are patients who live much longer. In adults, survival depends on the presence of other congenital or acquired cardiac conditions. When found, this condition should be treated by an experienced cardiac surgeon.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Depends
Mild cases can be completely asymptomatic and allow you a full productive life.
The problem is in those moderate to severe cases where hypertension might be present and / or blood flow to the lower body can be compromised particularly if you are being treated for high blood pressure without knowing that you have a coarctation (the kidneys could be significantly affected). See your doctor!.

In brief: Depends
Mild cases can be completely asymptomatic and allow you a full productive life.
The problem is in those moderate to severe cases where hypertension might be present and / or blood flow to the lower body can be compromised particularly if you are being treated for high blood pressure without knowing that you have a coarctation (the kidneys could be significantly affected). See your doctor!.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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