Endovascular stent implantation for severe recoarctation of the aorta: case report with angiographic and 18-month clinical follow-up

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1997 Mar;40(3):311-4. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199703)40:3<311::aid-ccd22>3.0.co;2-q.


A 45-year-old white male, 35-year status postrepair of coarctation of the aorta, presented with symptomatic recoarctation of the aorta. He was treated successfully by implantation of a single Palmaz stent. The pressure gradient was abolished with complete resolution of symptoms. Seven months poststent implant, angiography revealed good lumen diameter and a small pressure gradient. Over an 18-mo follow-up period, there has been no recurrence of symptoms. Primary stenting may have a significant role in the treatment of patients with symptomatic recoarctation of the aorta.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / methods
  • Aorta, Thoracic / diagnostic imaging
  • Aortic Coarctation / diagnosis
  • Aortic Coarctation / physiopathology
  • Aortic Coarctation / therapy*
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hemodynamics / physiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Stents*
  • Vascular Patency