Aortic, Coarctation

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Coarctation of the aorta is defined as a narrowing of the aorta, most commonly occurring just beyond the left subclavian artery; however, coarctation of the aorta can occur in various locations of the aortic arch or even in the thoracic aorta. This narrowing raises the upper body blood pressure, causing upper extremity hypertension. Unrepaired coarctation leads to the development of premature coronary artery disease, ventricular dysfunction, aortic aneurysm/dissection, and cerebral vascular disease by the third or fourth decade of life.
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  • 19569911
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