Coarctation of The Aorta

Coarctation of the aorta, or aortic coarctation, is a congenital condition whereby the aorta narrows in the area where the ductus arteriosus (ligamentum arteriosum after regression) inserts.

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Coarctation Of The Aorta - Treatment
... The first operations to treat coarctation were carried out by Clarence Crafoord in Sweden in 1944 ... If the coarctation is left untreated, arterial hypertension may become permanent due to irreversible changes in some organs (such as the kidney) ... For fetuses at high risk for developing coarctation, a novel experimental treatment approach is being investigated, wherein the mother inhales 45% oxygen three times a day (3 x 3–4 hours) beyond 34 weeks ...