Poor outcomes after surgery for coarctation repair with hypoplastic arch warrants more extensive initial surgery and close long-term follow-up.

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OBJECTIVES Late outcomes of repair of coarctation with arch hypoplasia have not yet been described. Hypertension and arch reobstruction frequently occur after standard coarctation repair and thus we sought to determine the long-term results of repair in the subset of patients with arch hypoplasia at a single institution over a 20-year period. METHODS We… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivs301

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