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Review
, 8 (1), 47-58

Current Transcatheter Approaches for the Treatment of Aortic Coarctation in Children and Adults

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Current Transcatheter Approaches for the Treatment of Aortic Coarctation in Children and Adults

Sarosh P Batlivala et al. Interv Cardiol Clin.

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta is a common congenital heart defect and can present at any age. Infants may carry a fetal diagnosis, or are generally diagnosed after auscultation of a murmur, although rarely present in shock. Those that escape early childhood detection typically present in adolescence and adulthood, generally with upper-extremity hypertension. Percutaneous therapies have evolved to include balloon angioplasty and stent placement, and generally are the preferred first-line therapy for most adolescent/adult patients. Percutaneous interventions are now viable options in younger and smaller patients. The advent of bioresorbable stents may provide further expansion of treatment options to very small patients.

Keywords: Balloon aortic angioplasty; Balloon-expandable stent delivery; Coarctation; Covered stents.

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