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What are the causes coarctation of the aorta?
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Narrowing
Coarctation usually occurs near the site of the pda.
The PDA is a normal channel in the fetal circulation which helps blood bypass the lungs (since fetuses don't breathe). When the baby is born, the PDA constricts and closes. In some patients, the aorta also become constricted and leads to coarctation.

In brief: Narrowing
Coarctation usually occurs near the site of the pda.
The PDA is a normal channel in the fetal circulation which helps blood bypass the lungs (since fetuses don't breathe). When the baby is born, the PDA constricts and closes. In some patients, the aorta also become constricted and leads to coarctation.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Coarctation
It is congenital defect.

In brief: Coarctation
It is congenital defect.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: COA
Genetics (inherited).

In brief: COA
Genetics (inherited).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Joshua Liberman
Coarctation of the aorta is a condition you are born with; it's not an acquired condition
Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Congenital
Can also be associated with bicuspid aortic valve.

In brief: Congenital
Can also be associated with bicuspid aortic valve.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Parents
It's a genetic defect. It is not acquired. It's due to faulty genes.

In brief: Parents
It's a genetic defect. It is not acquired. It's due to faulty genes.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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