reversed coarctation


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coarctation

 [ko″ahrk-ta´shun]
coarctation of aorta a congenital heart defect consisting of localized deformity of the tunica media of the aorta, causing narrowing (usually severe) of the lumen of the vessel
 Coarctation of the aorta. Flow patterns are normal but are diminished distal to the coarctation. Blood pressure is increased in vessels leaving the aorta proximal to the coarctation. From Betz et al., 1994.
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reversed coarctation pulseless disease.

re·versed co·arc·ta·tion

aortic arch syndrome in which blood pressure in the arms is lower than in the legs.

reversed coarctation

re·versed co·arc·ta·tion

(rē-vĕrst' kō'ahrk-tā'shŭn)
Aortic arch syndrome in which blood pressure in the arms is lower than in the legs.

coarctation

stricture or narrowing.

coarctation of aorta
a localized malformation characterized by deformity of the tunica media of the aorta, causing narrowing, usually severe, of the lumen of the vessel. See also aortic coarctation.
reversed coarctation
pulseless disease.