Coarctation of the Aorta

  • Bradley J. Harlan
  • Albert Starr
  • Fredric M. Harwin
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Coarctation of the thoracic aorta was first resected successfully in 1944.7 Although resection has remained the most common method of repair, additional operations have been developed to encompass the anatomic variations of coarctation. The objective of all procedures is permanent relief of any gradient across the coarctation and establishment of normal, pulsatile flow to the lower body.


Subclavian Artery Left Subclavian Artery Left Carotid Artery Pulmonary Artery Banding Posterolateral Thoracotomy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bradley J. Harlan
    • 1
  • Albert Starr
    • 1
  • Fredric M. Harwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Cardiopulmonary SurgeryUniversity of Oregon Health Sciences CenterPortlandUSA
  2. 2.Medical IllustratorPortlandUSA

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