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What is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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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). It generally requires either a surgical or catheterization procedure to relieve the narrowed segment and allow normal blood flow.

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). It generally requires either a surgical or catheterization procedure to relieve the narrowed segment and allow normal blood flow.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Sweta Chandela
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Aorta
It is a focal narrowing of the aorta .
.. It is diagnosed by a difference in blood pressures in the upper and lower extremities ... Aorta angiography can locate the narrowing and it can be treated by ballon angioplasty and by stent placement in most cases.

In brief: Aorta
It is a focal narrowing of the aorta .
.. It is diagnosed by a difference in blood pressures in the upper and lower extremities ... Aorta angiography can locate the narrowing and it can be treated by ballon angioplasty and by stent placement in most cases.
Dr. Sweta Chandela
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: With/without Surgery
Coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta immediately after the left subclavian artery.
The narrowing is present at birth and interferes with blood flow to the lower half of the body. Pulses are greater in the arms compared to the legs in the patients are typically hypertensive. In some patients, the abnormality can be repaired with stenting. In other patients, surgery is required.

In brief: With/without Surgery
Coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta immediately after the left subclavian artery.
The narrowing is present at birth and interferes with blood flow to the lower half of the body. Pulses are greater in the arms compared to the legs in the patients are typically hypertensive. In some patients, the abnormality can be repaired with stenting. In other patients, surgery is required.
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