Long-term results (up to 18 years) of balloon angioplasty on systemic hypertension in adolescent and adult patients with coarctation of the aorta.

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BACKGROUND Little is known regarding the long-term follow-up results of balloon angioplasty (BA) for patients with aortic coarctation (AC) on systemic hypertension. HYPOTHESIS To define the long-term effect of BA of AC on systemic hypertension in adolescent and adult patients. METHODS Follow-up data of 53 patients (36 male), mean age 24 +/- 9 years… (More)

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