Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 488–489 | Cite as

Acute Occlusion of a Simple Aortic Coarctation Presenting as Abdominal Angina

Case Report

Abstract

A 9-year-old boy whose past history was remarkable for a heart murmur was diagnosed with abdominal angina due to acute occlusion of a simple coarctation of the aorta. Using a single cross-clamp, we accomplished an end-to-end anastomosis after resection of the coarctation. Paradoxical hypertension and abdominal angina were treated successfully with a continuous intravenous infusion of lipo-PGE-1 and nicardipine. Three years after his operation, the patient’s blood pressure was normal, with no stenosis at the site of the anastmosis.

Keywords

Simple aortic coarctation Acute occlusion Abdominal angina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySapporo Medical University School of Medicine, South 1 West 17, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8543Japan
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsSapporo Medical University School of Medicine, South 1 West 17, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8543Japan

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