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Showing posts with label Aortic coarctation. Show all posts
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What are the complications of aortic coarctation ?

What are the complications of aortic coarctation ?

•Severe hypertension and resulting complications:

• Stroke.

• -Premature coronary artery disease.

• Left ventricular failure (two thirds of patients over the age of 40 years who have

• uncorrected aortic coarctatioh have symptoms of heart failure).

• Rupture of aorta.

• Infective endocarditis endarteritis (at the site of the coarctation or on a con-genitally bicuspid
aortic valve).

• Intracranial haemorrhage (combination of hypertension and ruptured berry aneurysm).

• Three quarters die by the age of 50, and 90% by the age of 60 (Bt Heart J 1970: 32: 63340).
What are the complications of aortic coarctation ?

•Severe hypertension and resulting complications:

• Stroke.

• -Premature coronary artery disease.

• Left ventricular failure (two thirds of patients over the age of 40 years who have

• uncorrected aortic coarctatioh have symptoms of heart failure).

• Rupture of aorta.

• Infective endocarditis endarteritis (at the site of the coarctation or on a con-genitally bicuspid
aortic valve).

• Intracranial haemorrhage (combination of hypertension and ruptured berry aneurysm).

• Three quarters die by the age of 50, and 90% by the age of 60 (Bt Heart J 1970: 32: 63340).

Is aortic coarctation more common in men or women ?

Is aortic coarctation more common in men or women ? 

This condition is two to five times as frequent in men and boys as in women and girls.
Is aortic coarctation more common in men or women ? 

This condition is two to five times as frequent in men and boys as in women and girls.

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