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What is the prognosis for coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Coarctation

Usualky pretty good if corrected.

In brief: Coarctation

Usualky pretty good if corrected.
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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Excellent

Once diagnosed coarctation of the aorta requires surgical correction to remove the area of severely narrowed aortic tissue.
The diagnosis should be made in early childhood by a pediatrician and then surgically corrected . If this condition escapes detection untill adult life it is still completely treated by surgical repair. It can accompany other abnormalities including those of the aortic valve.

In brief: Excellent

Once diagnosed coarctation of the aorta requires surgical correction to remove the area of severely narrowed aortic tissue.
The diagnosis should be made in early childhood by a pediatrician and then surgically corrected . If this condition escapes detection untill adult life it is still completely treated by surgical repair. It can accompany other abnormalities including those of the aortic valve.
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Generally Good

Prognosis does not depend on sex very much.
It depends more on age of diagnosis and whether there are other significant medical conditions. In general, coarctation is easily treated with surgery or catheterization. And there tends to be 10-20% recurrence risk; most recurrences can be treated in the cath lab.

In brief: Generally Good

Prognosis does not depend on sex very much.
It depends more on age of diagnosis and whether there are other significant medical conditions. In general, coarctation is easily treated with surgery or catheterization. And there tends to be 10-20% recurrence risk; most recurrences can be treated in the cath lab.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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