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How does blood get to your legs in case of coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Bypass channels

The fetus/baby developed & is more or less normal in appearance at birth.
That would only occur with the bodies ability to bypass the narrowing of a coarctation by channeling needed blood flow though other blood vessels(collaterals). A kid may go for a few years before the coarctation is discovered.

In brief: Bypass channels

The fetus/baby developed & is more or less normal in appearance at birth.
That would only occur with the bodies ability to bypass the narrowing of a coarctation by channeling needed blood flow though other blood vessels(collaterals). A kid may go for a few years before the coarctation is discovered.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Collateral

Blood flow though vessels of your chest. See google images.

In brief: Collateral

Blood flow though vessels of your chest. See google images.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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