Midaortic Syndrome Presenting as Neonatal Hypertension
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- Das, B.B., Recto, M., Shoemaker, L. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2008) 29: 1000. doi:10.1007/s00246-007-9162-3
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We describe a case of mid-aortic syndrome presenting as systemic hypertension in infancy and early childhood. Angiography of the descending and abdominal aorta is the diagnostic test of choice to confirm the diagnosis of mid-aortic syndrome. Severity of hypertension is one of the major factors in determining the timing of intervention. Because of variability in the anatomic extent of mid-aortic syndrome, management options need to be individualized.