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Which drugs are used to manage coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Blood pressure medications are generally the primary medicines for coarctation diagnosed in adults.
The ultimate treatment nearly always requires either surgery or a catheterization. Please discuss this with your cardiologist.

In brief: Depends

Blood pressure medications are generally the primary medicines for coarctation diagnosed in adults.
The ultimate treatment nearly always requires either surgery or a catheterization. Please discuss this with your cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anti-hypertensives

The fundamental problem is mechanical, with a blockage to blood flow in the aorta.
Therefore, the true cure is surgical correction, but this is reserved for those with severe obstruction or associated complications. The most common consequence is high blood pressure (i.e. Proximal to the obstruction), which is sometimes very hard to control, and this is where medications come into play.

In brief: Anti-hypertensives

The fundamental problem is mechanical, with a blockage to blood flow in the aorta.
Therefore, the true cure is surgical correction, but this is reserved for those with severe obstruction or associated complications. The most common consequence is high blood pressure (i.e. Proximal to the obstruction), which is sometimes very hard to control, and this is where medications come into play.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Antihypertensive rx

Antihypertensive medications should be used in treatment for coarctation patients.
It however is only supportive therapy and a mechanical intervention (stent vs surgey) will be required.Bacterial endocarditis prohylaxis should also be used in this patient poulation for such procedures as dental work etc.

In brief: Antihypertensive rx

Antihypertensive medications should be used in treatment for coarctation patients.
It however is only supportive therapy and a mechanical intervention (stent vs surgey) will be required.Bacterial endocarditis prohylaxis should also be used in this patient poulation for such procedures as dental work etc.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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