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What are some of the symptoms of coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Coarctation symptoms depend on the severity.
Many people have no symptoms. But symptoms may include leg/abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, headache (from hypertension), and possibly chest pain if severe. If concerned, please discuss this with your cardiologist.

In brief: Many

Coarctation symptoms depend on the severity.
Many people have no symptoms. But symptoms may include leg/abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, headache (from hypertension), and possibly chest pain if severe. If concerned, please discuss this with your cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unequal BP

With a coarct or "pinching" of the aorta, you might have high blood pressure in the top of your body and low pressure in the lower part of your body.
In most cases it is mild and incidentally found. Coarct is also associated with other congenital abnormalities and a cardiologist should be consulted.

In brief: Unequal BP

With a coarct or "pinching" of the aorta, you might have high blood pressure in the top of your body and low pressure in the lower part of your body.
In most cases it is mild and incidentally found. Coarct is also associated with other congenital abnormalities and a cardiologist should be consulted.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: None

There are no symptoms unless you have stroke.
Coarct causes high blood pressure and aneurysm that can rupture.

In brief: None

There are no symptoms unless you have stroke.
Coarct causes high blood pressure and aneurysm that can rupture.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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