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What are the consequences of coarctation of the aorta?
8 doctors weighed in

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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