Coarctation of the aorta in adulthood presents as a number of clinical scenarios relating to residual coarctation from previous surgical or transcatheter therapy, undiagnosed coarctation presenting with hypertension, or the rarer complications relating to endocarditis, aneurysmal dilatation, or congestive heart failure. Today, recoarctation (and in some cases, native coarctation) is usually treated with transcatheter balloon dilation and covered stent interventions, but there are instances in which surgical therapy is preferable for various anatomic reasons.
Coarctation in adults Adults with congenital heart disease Hypertension Coarctectomy Aortoplasty
American College of Cardiology
Adults with congenital heart disease
American Heart Association
Inferior caval vein also known as inferior vena cava (IVC)
Left lower pulmonary vein
Left pulmonary artery
Left subclavian artery
Left upper pulmonary vein
Patent ductus arteriosus also known as patent arterial duct (PAD)
Superior caval vein also known as superior vena cava (SVC)
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