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Can a person with aortic coarctation get a body piercing or tattoo?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

However. There is a minimal risk of endarteritis.
Piercing should be done sterile and possibly with antibiotic coverage.

In brief: Yes

However. There is a minimal risk of endarteritis.
Piercing should be done sterile and possibly with antibiotic coverage.
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Yes, It Depends.

Once a coarctation is repaired, surgically or by balloon dilation or stent placement the inside of the vessels grow and cover any foreign material (called endothelialization) once this has occured getting a tattoo or body piercing should be safe.
However, an unrepaired coarctation with stenosis and turbulent flow has some risk for being a site where bacteria can land.

In brief: Yes, It Depends.

Once a coarctation is repaired, surgically or by balloon dilation or stent placement the inside of the vessels grow and cover any foreign material (called endothelialization) once this has occured getting a tattoo or body piercing should be safe.
However, an unrepaired coarctation with stenosis and turbulent flow has some risk for being a site where bacteria can land.
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