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Aortic coarctation

Aortic coarctation: Introduction

Aortic coarctation: A rare inherited birth defect where the heart blood vessel called the aorta has a narrowed area which affects blood flow. The degree of constriction is variable which mild cases asymptomatic until adulthood. The poor blood flow to the lower body gives results in it appearing less developed than that upper body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aortic coarctation is available below.

Symptoms of Aortic coarctation

Treatments for Aortic coarctation

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Aortic coarctation: Complications

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Causes of Aortic coarctation

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Disease Topics Related To Aortic coarctation

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Aortic coarctation: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Aortic coarctation: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Aortic coarctation

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Clinical Trials for Aortic coarctation

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Definitions of Aortic coarctation:

Congenital constriction of the aorta just distal to the left subclavian artery; causes upper body hypertension but few other symptoms; may present as headache or dyspnea on exertion. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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