Prediction of recurrent coarctation by early postoperative blood pressure gradient.

  title={Prediction of recurrent coarctation by early postoperative blood pressure gradient.},
  author={Thittamaranahalli Kariyappa Susheel Kumar and David Zurakowski and Rishika Sharma and Shawnjeet Saini and Richard A Jonas},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={1130-6, 1136.e1}
OBJECTIVE Blood pressure gradients that are noted early after repair of coarctation in neonates and infants are often attributed to proximal arch hypoplasia. Rapid growth of the hypoplastic proximal arch is usually observed, although in some individuals an early gradient predicts the subsequent need for reintervention. To define the predictive reliability of blood pressure gradients between arms and legs and to identify predictors of arch growth, we undertook a retrospective study. METHODS… CONTINUE READING


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