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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Left ventricular outflow obstruction: Subaortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, supravalvular aortic stenosis and coarctation of the aorta.
When coarctation of the aorta is radiographically suspected, especially in a previously undiagnosed patient, further evaluation with vascular imaging is strongly recommended.
Intermediate follow-up following intravascular stenting for treatment of coarctation of the aorta.
Although the association between coarctation of the aorta and cerebral aneurysms is not uncommon, the association of Moyamoya disease and coarctation of the aorta has been infrequently reported.
The positive association between coarctation of the aorta and [NO.
He took a turn for the worse at 23 days old when he was re-admitted to the hospital - following an urgent referral from a locum GP - and diagnosed with a severe coarctation of the aorta and a weakened third valve.