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Can you describe coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Narrowing

It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body).
It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well as location (relative to the head-and-neck vessels).

In brief: Narrowing

It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body).
It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well as location (relative to the head-and-neck vessels).
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

It is a restriction of the aorta at the level of the ligament near the left arm into the aorta.
It will cause high pressure in the arms and low pressure in the legs, with decreased pulse in the legs, leading to congestive heart failure. And at the end, the heart may fail, leading to edema.

In brief: See below

It is a restriction of the aorta at the level of the ligament near the left arm into the aorta.
It will cause high pressure in the arms and low pressure in the legs, with decreased pulse in the legs, leading to congestive heart failure. And at the end, the heart may fail, leading to edema.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Test needed

Corta with stenosis usually onthe arch area bp difference between arms and lower BP in legs diagnosed and treated with tests easly now a days cardiac MRI and aorta mra will be a defenite test.

In brief: Test needed

Corta with stenosis usually onthe arch area bp difference between arms and lower BP in legs diagnosed and treated with tests easly now a days cardiac MRI and aorta mra will be a defenite test.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
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