11 doctors weighed in:

Can you cure coarctation of the aorta?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Thank
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, sortof

Well the treatment is surgery to remove the blockage which will correct the problem. So if there is successful surgery, the problem has been "cured.
" of course, if there are complications such as persisting high blood pressure or surgical complicatons, perhaps the word cure is not quite appopriate. And the patient will have a scar.

In brief: Yes, sortof

Well the treatment is surgery to remove the blockage which will correct the problem. So if there is successful surgery, the problem has been "cured.
" of course, if there are complications such as persisting high blood pressure or surgical complicatons, perhaps the word cure is not quite appopriate. And the patient will have a scar.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Thank
Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes

It requires an operation to replace or bypass the narrow area in the aorta.
However, it is important to know the cause of the coarctation. If it is marfan's disease surgery may have early or late complications because of weaknesses in the tissues of the aorta.

In brief: Yes

It requires an operation to replace or bypass the narrow area in the aorta.
However, it is important to know the cause of the coarctation. If it is marfan's disease surgery may have early or late complications because of weaknesses in the tissues of the aorta.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Dr. Richard Sanders
Thank
Read more answers from doctors