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. 1997 Nov;50(11):802-5.
doi: 10.1016/s0300-8932(97)74683-9.

[The Usefulness of Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Atypical Aortic Coarctation]

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[The Usefulness of Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Atypical Aortic Coarctation]

[Article in Spanish]
T Vicente et al. Rev Esp Cardiol. .
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Abstract

We report the case of a 20-year-old woman with severe hypertension diagnosed two months previously. The symptoms and physical examination suggested the diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta, but a transthoracic echocardiogram and a thoracic CT scan were normal. Nevertheless, a severe stenosis of the thoracoabdominal aorta was demonstrated by transesophageal echocardiography. The usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography for the diagnosis of atypical coarctation of the aorta is discussed.

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