Early and Long-Term Results of Stent Implantation for Aortic Coarctation in Pediatric Patients Compared to Adolescents: A Single Center Experience

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Abstract

Background. Stents have become the treatment of choice for native aortic coarctation in adults and adolescents, but in pediatric patients insufficient data are currently available to identify the best therapeutic option. Methods. To compare the outcomes of pediatric and adolescent patients, we retrospectively evaluated early and long-term results of stenting for aortic coarctation in 34 patients divided into 2 groups (A and B) composed, respectively, of 17 children (mean age 8.2±2.3, weight ≤30 kg) and 17 adolescents (mean age 14.3±1.7, weight >30 kg). Results. No significant differences in outcome were found between groups immediately after the procedure. In all of our patients, peak systolic gradient pressure significantly decreased after stenting from 43.7±12 to 1.7±3.1 mmHg in group A and from 39.4±16.8 to 1.6±3 in group B (p

Original languageEnglish
Article number4818307
JournalCardiology Research and Practice
Volume2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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