Hypertension in Coarctation of the Aorta: Challenges in Diagnosis in Children

Evidence indicates that patients with coarctation of the aorta suffer from increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in later life despite successful repair of COA in childhood

Trisha V. Vigneswaran

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Evidence indicates that patients with coarctation of the aorta suffer from increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in later life despite successful repair of COA in childhood
  • The pathways for investigations in adults are well defined, we highlight the need to address the issues of cardiovascular surveillance in children and describe techniques which can provide complementary information for cardiovascular assessment in this group of patients such that timely treatment can occur

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