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What kind of treatment can somebody get for coarctation of the aorta?
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Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Two options
Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the main artery from the heart to the lower half of the body that can result in elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
If it is severe enough to require treatment, there are two options that may be available: surgical repair or non-surgical repair using a balloon catheter through a blood vessel. Catheter repair is most often used in young people.

In brief: Two options
Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the main artery from the heart to the lower half of the body that can result in elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
If it is severe enough to require treatment, there are two options that may be available: surgical repair or non-surgical repair using a balloon catheter through a blood vessel. Catheter repair is most often used in young people.
Dr. Lars Erickson
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Theresa Yang
General Practice
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In brief: Depends
If there are symptoms such as arterial hypertension, surgery is done.
The narrowed part of the aorta can be removed and the ends reconnected, if a lot has to be removed a graft can be put into place. The aorta can also be dilated with a balloon. Treatment is conservative for patients who show no symptoms.

In brief: Depends
If there are symptoms such as arterial hypertension, surgery is done.
The narrowed part of the aorta can be removed and the ends reconnected, if a lot has to be removed a graft can be put into place. The aorta can also be dilated with a balloon. Treatment is conservative for patients who show no symptoms.
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