Late complication after repair of aortic coarctation.

  title={Late complication after repair of aortic coarctation.},
  author={Ana{\"i}s Lemaire and Fabio Cuttone and Julien Desgu{\'e} and Calin Ivascau and Sabino Caprio and Vladimir G Saplacan and Annette Belin and G{\'e}rard Babatasi},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  volume={23 4},
BACKGROUND Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital malformation that has long been considered completely correctable with appropriate surgery in childhood. However, with the aging of these patients, many late complications have been reported, and this notion must be reevaluated. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent reoperation between 1992 and 2012 in our adult cardiac surgery department following surgical correction of coarctation in childhood; 18 patients over 15… CONTINUE READING