Mid-aortic syndrome diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiogram in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy

Cardiol Young. 2023 May;33(5):795-797. doi: 10.1017/S1047951123000690. Epub 2023 Apr 27.


Mid-aortic syndrome is a rare condition characterised by segmental narrowing of the thoracoabdominal aorta. Here, we demonstrate a case of mid-aortic syndrome in a 30-month-old female who was diagnosed via transesophageal echocardiography after presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart failure requiring placement of a left ventricular assist device.

Keywords: Angiography; Dilated cardiomyopathy; Heart failure; Mid-aortic syndrome; Transesophageal echocardiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aorta
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
  • Female
  • Humans