Coarctation of Aorta (Co-A)
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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.
KeywordsResistant hypertension Coarctation of aorta Diastolic run–off
Supra-sternal TTE shows turbulent flow in descending aorta (AVI 352 kb)
3D construction of membranous obstruction of desending thoracic aorta (AVI 10329 kb)
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