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What are the consequences of coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many complications

Some of the complications that may occur are high blood pressure, rupture of the aorta, stroke, premature heart disease and weakening or bulging of arteries in the brain.
If aortic coarctation is left untreated, it could unfortunately lead to heart disease, heart failure and death.

In brief: Many complications

Some of the complications that may occur are high blood pressure, rupture of the aorta, stroke, premature heart disease and weakening or bulging of arteries in the brain.
If aortic coarctation is left untreated, it could unfortunately lead to heart disease, heart failure and death.
Dr. Steven Shayani
Dr. Steven Shayani
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are many. In younger patients it can lead to profound lack of blood flow to the body, organ injury, and even death.
In adults, it most commonly causes hypertension, but also limits blood flow to organs and can also cause organ damage. Patients with coarctation are also at greater risk of coronary artery disease, for incompletely understood reasons.

In brief: Many

There are many. In younger patients it can lead to profound lack of blood flow to the body, organ injury, and even death.
In adults, it most commonly causes hypertension, but also limits blood flow to organs and can also cause organ damage. Patients with coarctation are also at greater risk of coronary artery disease, for incompletely understood reasons.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Early death

Untreated, it leads to congestive heart failure, stroke and death.
(luckily, nowadays, it can be treated).

In brief: Early death

Untreated, it leads to congestive heart failure, stroke and death.
(luckily, nowadays, it can be treated).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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