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Coarctation of the Aorta

  • Akl C. FahedEmail author
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Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

  • 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.

Abbreviations

AS

Aortic stenosis

BAV

Bicuspid aortic valve

CHD

Congenital heart disease

CT

Computed tomography

MR

Magnetic resonance

MV

Mitral valve

PDA

Patent ductus arteriosus

VSD

Ventricular septal defect

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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