Coarctation of the aorta: a study in delayed detection.


The findings and presentations of 65 consecutive patients in whom uncomplicated coarctation of the aorta was diagnosed after 1 year of age were reviewed. Significant delays in diagnosis occurred in the great majority of patients. The median age at diagnosis was 10 years (range 1 to 36 years). Pediatricians made 75% of the referrals. However, the diagnosis… (More)


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