Coarctation of the aorta

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Coarctation of the aorta” means a localised malformation characterised by deformity of the aortic media, causing narrowing of the lumen of the aorta;
    Thoracic Disease (Home Use)
  • BP in arms > legs, absent femoral but palpable pedal pulses, thrills or bruits over the intercostals arteries
  • Rib notching is present on inferior edge of rib
  • Arteriography can be used to diagnose
  • Usually distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery.
  • Most children and young adults with isolated coarctation are asymptomatic.
  • Headache, epistaxis, cold extremities, and claudication with exercise may occur.




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