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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Intermediate outcomes in the prospective, multicenter Coarctation of the Aorta Stent Trial (COAST).
Coarctation of the aorta, considered among most care providers as a pediatric issue, can present at any age.
Coarctation of the aorta and severe aortic insufficiency: what to repair first?
Hellenbrand, "Endovascular stents for coarctation of the aorta: initial results and intermediate-term follow-up," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.
Most patients with uncorrected congenital coarctation of the aorta have a decreased life expectancy, often dying before the age of forty from heart failure, ruptured aorta or cerebral vessel, or infective endocarditis.
Coarctation of the aorta is a birth defect and its exact cause is unknown.
Acquired thromboatheromatous coarctation of the aorta: acquired coarctation of the aorta.
The condition, coarctation of the aorta, affects one in 2,000 children and he will have to have check-ups all his life."
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.
George was born with a coarctation of the aorta - a condition where there is a narrowing of the main artery that leaves the left side of the heart.