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What is coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Narrowing of alrta

Coarctation is a narrowing of the main vessel (aorta).
It leads to hypertension and increased work for the heart. Untreated it leads to stroke coronary disease and death. Therapeutic options are surgery or catheter therapy.

In brief: Narrowing of alrta

Coarctation is a narrowing of the main vessel (aorta).
It leads to hypertension and increased work for the heart. Untreated it leads to stroke coronary disease and death. Therapeutic options are surgery or catheter therapy.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Congenital defect

It is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that branches off your heart and delivers blood to your body.
It is usually congenital, and may range from mild to severe. Surgery may be required as a newborn if critical. It may not be detected until older, depending on severity. It often occurs along with other heart defects. It requires surgery or catheter balloon and/or stenting.

In brief: Congenital defect

It is a narrowing of the aorta, the major blood vessel that branches off your heart and delivers blood to your body.
It is usually congenital, and may range from mild to severe. Surgery may be required as a newborn if critical. It may not be detected until older, depending on severity. It often occurs along with other heart defects. It requires surgery or catheter balloon and/or stenting.
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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