Thoracic aorta coarctation in the adults: Open surgery is still the gold standard

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Abstract

Aortic coarctation (CoA) is the fifth most common congenital heart defect, accounting for 6% to 8% of live births with congenital heart disease. Traditional treatment for CoA consists of open surgical repair, and the endovascular procedures have been proposed as an alternative treatment. We describe the case of a 50-year-old man presented to our department with mild lower limbs claudication and hypertension. The computed tomography scan diagnosed an aortic postductal coarctation, which we treated with aortoplasty with Dacron patch. The open surgery, in our opinion, is nowadays still preferable due to the time-stable and effective outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • aorta
  • coarctation
  • surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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