21 Treatments for Aortic Coarctation

Overview

Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a congenital malformation of the aorta. The condition is also known as aortic coarctation. Either name indicates a constriction of the aorta. The aorta is the largest artery in your body. With a diameter about the[read article]

Tests for Aortic Coarctation

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Cardiac catheterization is a medical procedure that cardiologists (heart specialists) use to evaluate heart function and diagnose cardiovascular conditions. During ...  More
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Aortic angiography is a procedure that uses dye and radiography to detect problems with blood flow through the aorta. The aorta is the body's largest artery. I...  More
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Blood Pressure Monitoring
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (or MRI) is a type of noninvasive imaging test that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike a C...  More
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A computed tomography scan-commonly called a CT scan-is a test that uses X-rays to view your heart and blood vessels. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to c...  More
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Medical Procedures for Aortic Coarctation

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Endotracheal intubation (EI) is an emergency procedure most often performed in patients who are unconscious or who cannot breathe on their own. EI helps to prevent ...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Aortic Coarctation

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Angioplasty and stent placement are common procedures to open clogged arteries in the heart. These procedures are formally known as coronary angioplasty or percutan...  More
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Aortic Bifurcation Bypass Graft
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Aortic Valve Replacement and Patch Aortoplasty
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A stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into a blocked passageway. The stent keeps the passageway open. This allows the flow of blood or other fluids (depending on ...  More
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Repair of Aorta with Subclavian Flap
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Resection of Aorta with Anastomosis
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