Coarctation of the Aorta

  • Akl C. FahedEmail author
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  • Coarctation of the aorta constitutes 6–8% of congenital heart disease and occurs at a frequency of 4 in 10,000 live births [1]. It is two times more common in males than in females.

  • For historical background, see Table 17.1.



Aortic stenosis


Bicuspid aortic valve


Congenital heart disease


Computed tomography


Magnetic resonance


Mitral valve


Patent ductus arteriosus


Ventricular septal defect


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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