[Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in aortic coarctation in young adults]

Rev Esp Cardiol. 1989 Jun-Jul;42(6):415-7.
[Article in Spanish]


The results of percutaneous balloon angioplasty in 9 cases of adult aortic coarctation are described. One case was associated with bicuspid aortic valve and another with organic aortic stenosis. Two of them were female, and the rest were male. The mean age range between 15-26 years (19 +/- 4.2). Pressure gradients fell from 59 +/- 13 mmHg to 15 +/- 11 mmHg postdilatation (p less than 0.0001), and the internal lumen diameters increase from 5 +/- 3 mm up to 13 +/- 2 mm (p less than 0.0001). In one case an intimal dissection appears as complication. At consequence of these results, the percutaneous balloon angioplasty seems to be a good therapeutic procedure in the adult aortic coarctation.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon*
  • Aortic Coarctation / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Coarctation / therapy*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography