Coarctation of the Aorta - An Evolution of Therapeutic Options

Author(s): D. Scott Lim, Benjamin B. Peeler, Karen S. Rheuban, G. P. Matherne

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2005

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While coarctation of the aorta may be a simple obstruction to flow from ascending to descending aorta, its repair has been varied and complex. Historically, many of the surgical options tried for this lesion have met with initial enthusiasm until long-term data on recurrence rate and complications were accrued. This review will present the complexity of historical therapeutic options with particular focus on long-term outcomes. Before any surgical or transcatheter technique for coarctation therapy can be considered a standard, awareness of the twenty-year outcome is warranted.

Keywords: coarctation of the aorta, surgery, aortoplasty, angioplasty, stent

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Year: 2005
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [239 - 246]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157340305774574099
Price: $65

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