Coarctation of Aorta (Co-A)

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


Patient was a 26–year–old man presented with fatigue and resistant hypertension; TTE form suprasternal view showed peak systolic gradient of 48 mmHg at the coarctation site inside descending thoracic aorta and diastolic run–off on Doppler.


Resistant hypertension Coarctation of aorta Diastolic run–off 

Supplementary material

Movie 39.1

Supra-sternal TTE shows turbulent flow in descending aorta (AVI 352 kb)

Movie 39.2

3D construction of membranous obstruction of desending thoracic aorta (AVI 10329 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
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  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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