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Why would you treat children with coarctation of the aorta?
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Why or how?
The how is already answered by dr. Rubin.
If your question is why treat coarctation it is to improve blood flow to the organs of the lower part of the body, prevent severe high blood pressure in upper part of body causing headache, dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and to prevent eventual development of enlarged heart and heart failure.

In brief: Why or how?
The how is already answered by dr. Rubin.
If your question is why treat coarctation it is to improve blood flow to the organs of the lower part of the body, prevent severe high blood pressure in upper part of body causing headache, dizziness, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and to prevent eventual development of enlarged heart and heart failure.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Heart Failure
Mostly we may treat coarctation because it often puts a severe strain on the heart muscle, which can lead to permanent heart damage and even death.
The cure is generally surgery.

In brief: Heart Failure
Mostly we may treat coarctation because it often puts a severe strain on the heart muscle, which can lead to permanent heart damage and even death.
The cure is generally surgery.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coarctation
Suegical repair or aortic stent.

In brief: Coarctation
Suegical repair or aortic stent.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Blood Flow
If a child is diagnosed with coarctation, then the circulation of blood is almost certainly negatively effected.
Infants that present with coarctation require life-saving treatment to get blood to their body. Older children require surgery to re-establish normal blood flow. Without treatment, they will develop hypertension as well as have extra work loading on the heart. These are not good.

In brief: Blood Flow
If a child is diagnosed with coarctation, then the circulation of blood is almost certainly negatively effected.
Infants that present with coarctation require life-saving treatment to get blood to their body. Older children require surgery to re-establish normal blood flow. Without treatment, they will develop hypertension as well as have extra work loading on the heart. These are not good.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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