[Short- and long-term problems in dilatation of untreated aortic isthmus stenosis in children].


We examined problems and complications during and after balloon dilation of native coarctation of the aorta in 31 children with a mean age at first dilation of 5.77 +/- 5.4 years (0.08-16 years), who had a total of 37 balloon dilations. Twenty-six patients were restudied 3 to 24 months after the first procedure. In six patients, because of recoarctation… (More)