coarctation

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coarctation

[‚kō·ärk′tā·shən]
(medicine)
A compression of the wall of a vessel, narrowing the lumen and reducing the volume (or flow).
A stricture or occlusion resulting from an outside force deforming a vessel.
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Following surgical repair of aortic coarctation, close follow-up of patients is recommended, as surgery is, in many ways, not "curative.
While patients with the localized type of aortic coarctation are frequently asymptomatic, their anomalous vascular anatomy does result in aberrant physiology and abnormal clinical findings.
The CP stent-short, long, covered-for the treatment of aortic coarctation, stenosis of pulmonary arteries and caval veins, and Fontan anastomosis in children and adults: an evaluation of 60 stents in 53 patients.
Aortic coarctation reconstructed by resection and homograft replacement in the 1950s: long-term outcome 40 years after operation.
We present a case of diffuse left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) dissection at the time of initial diagnosis of native aortic coarctation.
Aortic coarctation may cause hypertension, myocardial infarction, heart failure, infective endocarditis, intracranial hemorrhage, aneurysm and dissection-rupture of aorta.
Other causes include Marfan's syndrome, Ehlers Danlos' syndrome, aortic coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic hypoplasia, cystic medial necrosis, pregnancy, trauma and iatrogenic causes.
Transthoracic echocardiography revealed dilated left ventricle with aortic coarctation and midmuscular VSD.