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What is the usual prognosis for a severe coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The specific prognosis depends on age of diagnosis, other medical conditions, any problems prior to diagnosis, and the location of the lesion which affects the means of treatment (i.
e. Surgery or cath). The prognosis can be excellent, even with "severe" cases, but depends on the factor above. Please discuss this with your cardiologist.

In brief: Depends

The specific prognosis depends on age of diagnosis, other medical conditions, any problems prior to diagnosis, and the location of the lesion which affects the means of treatment (i.
e. Surgery or cath). The prognosis can be excellent, even with "severe" cases, but depends on the factor above. Please discuss this with your cardiologist.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on treatment

Untreated coarctation can lead to debilitating claudication, heart failure, renal failure and death.
However, coarctation should be a completely curable condition with excellent long term outcomes.

In brief: Depends on treatment

Untreated coarctation can lead to debilitating claudication, heart failure, renal failure and death.
However, coarctation should be a completely curable condition with excellent long term outcomes.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Fix it

It must be repaired --.

In brief: Fix it

It must be repaired --.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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