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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.

co·arc·ta·tion

(kō'ark-tā'shŭn),
A constriction, stricture, or stenosis.

coarctation

(kō′ärk-tā′shən)
n.
A narrowing or constricting, especially of the aorta or of a blood vessel.

coarctation

A stricture or point of contraction. See Aortic coarctation.

co·arc·ta·tion

(kō'ahrk-tā'shŭn)
A constriction, stricture, or stenosis, particularly of the aorta.

coarctation

A constriction or narrowing, especially of a blood vessel.
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6 (60%) female needed anti hypertensives as compared to 8 (53.3%) males after coarctation stenting.
None of our pt's has yet experienced any other complications like aortic rupture, dissection, bleeding, haematoma, stent migration/embolisation,stent fracture, aneurysm, pseudo-aneurysm formation, post coarctation syndrome, cerebrovascular accident or death during the procedure or follow up period.
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Coarctation of the aorta in the newborn: a clinical study.
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Role of transcatheter therapy in the treatment of coarctation of the aorta.
Coarctation of aorta is usually located in the thoracic aorta just distal to or sometime even proximal to ligament arteriosum.
Suspicion of coarctation arises with occurance of congestive heart failure in childhood while adults generally present with hypertension, leg cramps and claudication or muscle weakness.
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