Coarctation of the aorta is a common congenital defect, which although normally detected and surgically repaired in childhood may present in adolescence or adulthood, usually in the context of investigation for hypertension. The morphological spectrum of abnormalities range from a discrete stenosis Cited by: 91.
May 15, 2011 · The incidence of coarctation of the aorta is 4 in 10.000 live births, accounting for 5–8% of the children with congenital heart defects Aortic coarctation presenting during adult life most frequently represents cases of re–coarctation, following previous transcatheter or surgical therapy, or missed cases of native coarctation.Cited by: 21.
Mar 15, 2000 · Long-term follow-up of adult patients after surgical intervention for aortic coarctation has been associated with systemic arterial hypertension, recoarctation, and progressive aortic and/or mitral valve disease from congenital abnormalities [(1)]. Increased morbidity and shortened life span haveCited by: 26.
The aortic root may harbor cystic medial necrosis, a bicuspid aortopathy, that rarely extends further than the ascending aorta. The clinical course of a bicuspid valve with coarctation of the aorta is the same as that of an isolated congenitally bicuspid aortic valve. 3 x 3 Kaplan, S and Perloff, JK. Survival patterns after cardiac surgery.Cited by: 9.
The aorta is the main artery carrying oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body. Aortic coarctation is the narrowing of the aorta which slows or blocks the blood flow. It is often associated with other heart and vascular conditions, like abnormal heart valves or blood vessel outpouching. These conditions carry a .