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When is coarctation of the aorta a problem?
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It depends on whether it is severe enough to cause symptoms or other health problems like hypertension.
A very, very mild coarctation may not cause any problems (though this is rare). So it become a problem when it becomes a problem. For some, this occurs in infancy while others make only develop problems as an adult.

In brief: Depends
It depends on whether it is severe enough to cause symptoms or other health problems like hypertension.
A very, very mild coarctation may not cause any problems (though this is rare). So it become a problem when it becomes a problem. For some, this occurs in infancy while others make only develop problems as an adult.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually if obstructs
Generally, coarctation is a problem if it causes a severe obstruction to blood flow through the aorta, with build-up of high pressures on the near-side, and fall-off on the distal side.
This can result in severe hypertension in the arms (and proximal regions), and poor perfusion to organs beyond the coarctation. There is also a risk of aorta aneurysm or dissection which must be watched for.

In brief: Usually if obstructs
Generally, coarctation is a problem if it causes a severe obstruction to blood flow through the aorta, with build-up of high pressures on the near-side, and fall-off on the distal side.
This can result in severe hypertension in the arms (and proximal regions), and poor perfusion to organs beyond the coarctation. There is also a risk of aorta aneurysm or dissection which must be watched for.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Coarctation of aorta
It is a problem when you have it or when you have to deal with it.
...... If you have significant degree of coarctation it will cause a problem.

In brief: Coarctation of aorta
It is a problem when you have it or when you have to deal with it.
...... If you have significant degree of coarctation it will cause a problem.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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