Recurrent obstruction after subclavian flap repair of coarctation of the aorta in infants. Can it be predicted or prevented?

@article{Sanchez1986RecurrentOA,
  title={Recurrent obstruction after subclavian flap repair of coarctation of the aorta in infants. Can it be predicted or prevented?},
  author={Guillermo R. Sanchez and Rohinton K. Balsara and Jeffrey M. Dunn and Ashok V. Mehta and Anna C. O'Riordan},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={738-46}
}
Recoarctation is a problem in some patients after subclavian flap aortoplasty. To investigate the reason for recoarctation, we reviewed the records of 26 infants who underwent subclavian flap repair for symptomatic coarctation of the aorta at less than 3 months of age between June, 1979, and December, 1983. Age at repair ranged from 2 to 65 days (median 16 days) and weight from 2.1 to 4.9 kg (median 3.4 kg). In 14 patients the coarctation was associated with significant intracardiac defects… CONTINUE READING