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Cannot sleep. My child has coarctation of the aorta. What is that?
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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: A narrowing
The aorta is the main artery that comes out of the heart to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body.
The artery has the shape of a "candy cane" and in some people the portion of the artery where the bend in the candy cane occurs may be narrowed. In some cases the narrowing will need to be relieved and in many cases this can be done with a cardiac catheterization and not surgery.

In brief: A narrowing
The aorta is the main artery that comes out of the heart to deliver blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body.
The artery has the shape of a "candy cane" and in some people the portion of the artery where the bend in the candy cane occurs may be narrowed. In some cases the narrowing will need to be relieved and in many cases this can be done with a cardiac catheterization and not surgery.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stenosis
Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing or stenosis of the proximal descending thoracic aorta and it commonly associated with other congenital heart disease -- so your child should be seen by pediatric cardiologist asap.

In brief: Stenosis
Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing or stenosis of the proximal descending thoracic aorta and it commonly associated with other congenital heart disease -- so your child should be seen by pediatric cardiologist asap.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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