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What causes the coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Congenital

It is a cogenital defect and is present in utero ( before birth).

In brief: Congenital

It is a cogenital defect and is present in utero ( before birth).
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Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Narrowing

Coarctation usually occurs near the site of the pda.
The PDA is a normtal channel in the fetal circulation which helps blood bypass the lungs (since fetuses don't breathe). When the baby is born, the PDA constricts and closes. In some patients, the aorta also become constricted and leads to coarctation.

In brief: Narrowing

Coarctation usually occurs near the site of the pda.
The PDA is a normtal channel in the fetal circulation which helps blood bypass the lungs (since fetuses don't breathe). When the baby is born, the PDA constricts and closes. In some patients, the aorta also become constricted and leads to coarctation.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. John Burns
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Born with it

Coarctation is a form of congenital heart disease.
One is born with the defect. It can be surgically corrected.

In brief: Born with it

Coarctation is a form of congenital heart disease.
One is born with the defect. It can be surgically corrected.
Dr. John Burns
Dr. John Burns
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