Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 1000–1001

Midaortic Syndrome Presenting as Neonatal Hypertension

  • Bibhuti B. Das
  • Michael Recto
  • Lawrence Shoemaker
  • Michael Mitchell
  • Erle H. Austin
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DOI: 10.1007/s00246-007-9162-3

Cite this article as:
Das, B.B., Recto, M., Shoemaker, L. et al. Pediatr Cardiol (2008) 29: 1000. doi:10.1007/s00246-007-9162-3

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Midaortic syndrome Neonatal hypertension 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bibhuti B. Das
    • 1
  • Michael Recto
    • 1
  • Lawrence Shoemaker
    • 2
  • Michael Mitchell
    • 3
  • Erle H. Austin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of CardiologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, Division of NephrologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  3. 3.Division of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

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