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What types of patients get coarctation of the aorta?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Coarctation

This is congenital. It can cause hypertension as a presenting sign.

In brief: Coarctation

This is congenital. It can cause hypertension as a presenting sign.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Inherited

You are born with it.
It is three times more common in males. It results in hypertension so it frequently is identified in younger patients.

In brief: Inherited

You are born with it.
It is three times more common in males. It results in hypertension so it frequently is identified in younger patients.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Any

There are no specific patients that develop it.
There is a slight gender difference, but no specific group that seems to be significantly associated with developing coarctation. It occurs in premature babies all the way to adults as well as among all races.

In brief: Any

There are no specific patients that develop it.
There is a slight gender difference, but no specific group that seems to be significantly associated with developing coarctation. It occurs in premature babies all the way to adults as well as among all races.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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