Coarctation

The coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta, leading to an arterial hypertension in the upper extremities, left ventricular hypertrophy and a reduced blood flow to the viscera and lower extremities. Symptoms vary with the severity of deformity and can range from headache, rich chest pain, cold extremities, fatigue and claudication of the legs, to fulminant heart failure and shock. A faint sound is often heard about the coarctation. The…

September 3, 2018
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