Even with declining interest in SFA in most centers we believe SFA still has a role in repairing coarctation in neonates and small infants.
We have retrospectively analyzed data of 38 patients aged less than three months age operated by pediatric cardiac surgeons for aortic coarctation with SFA at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital between August 2007 - December 2013.
Coarctation of the aorta: from fetal life to adulthood.
Early diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta in children: a continuing dilemma.
Case reports suggest that subatretic coarctation, can be perforated with stiff guidewire, thus creating neoaortic lumen, and then it is possible to be treated by stent placement.
Retrograde and antegrade angiography revealed subatretic coarctation
Congenital coarctation has been thought to be due to incomplete fusion or overfusion of embryonic dorsal aortas during 4th week of gestation.
Surgical correction of abdominal aortic coarctation and hypertension.
Although ostium secundum atrial septal defects are among the commonest congenital cardiac malformations in adults accounting for 30-40% of naturally surviving patients over age 40 years (5), it is extremely rare in association with coarctation of aorta.
This report describes a patient with coarctation of the aorta associated with a bicuspid aortic valve, aortic root dilatation, non coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and a ostium secundum atrial septal defect who suffered a bacterial endocarditis.
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.
has been traditionally treated by surgery.