Long-term follow-up of patients after coarctation of the aorta repair.

@article{ToroSalazar2002LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of patients after coarctation of the aorta repair.},
  author={Olga H. Toro-Salazar and Julia K. Steinberger and William Dean Thomas and Albert P. Rocchini and Becky L.M. Carpenter and James H. Moller},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          541-7
        }
}
Late cardiovascular complications after operative repair of coarctation of the aorta include systemic hypertension, premature coronary artery disease, aortic valve abnormalities, aortic aneurysm, and recoarctation. We report the outcome in 274 subjects greater-than-or-equal50 years after coarctation repair. Operative repair of simple coarctation was performed on 274 patients at the University of Minnesota Hospital between 1948 and 1976. Twenty patients (7%) died in the immediate postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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