Coarctation of the aorta: from fetal life to adulthood.

  title={Coarctation of the aorta: from fetal life to adulthood.},
  author={Damien Kenny and Ziyad M. Hijazi},
  journal={Cardiology journal},
  volume={18 5},
Coarctation of the aorta was once viewed as a simple discrete narrowing of the aortic isthmus that could be 'cured' by surgical intervention. It is now clear that this condition may: (1) affect the aortic arch in a highly variable manner; (2) be associated with a host of other left sided heart lesions; (3) represent a wider vasculopathy within the pre-coarctation arterial tree, leading to significant prevalence of hypertension by adolescence, and subsequent risk of early morbidity and death… CONTINUE READING

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