Aortic coarctation

What is Aortic coarctation?

Congenital narrowing of the aorta, usually located just distal to the left subclavian artery, causing upper-extremity hypertension, excess left ventricular workload, and diminished blood flow to the lower extremities and abdominal viscera.

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I am a 20 year old male with slight mitral valve problem but what is really bothering me is a constant, dull to sharp upper left quadrant abdominal pain...

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Hi Mr J2robinson,
Thank you for your query.

A slight mitral valve prolapse with no regurgitation is almost like a normal variation. It is very...

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My son 41 diagnosed with a kink in his aorta. He is scheduled for an echocardiogram tomorrow. what are his treatment options? He has COPD,...

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Brief Answer:
Aortic coarctation should be treated promptly.

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I keep getting heart pains, almost dailly its like an aching pain, I get dizzy spells every day day and night, but worse in morning. almost every...

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Stent was implantation was done iwhen you were 16?...

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