May 15, 2011 · The incidence of coarctation of the aorta is 4 in 10.000 live births, accounting for 5–8% of the children with congenital heart defects Aortic coarctation presenting during adult life most frequently represents cases of re–coarctation, following previous transcatheter or surgical therapy, or missed cases of native coarctation.Cited by: 21. Coarctation of the aorta (CoA or CoAo), also called aortic narrowing, is a congenital condition whereby the aorta is narrow, usually in the area where the ductus arteriosus (ligamentum arteriosum after regression) inserts. The word "coarctation" means narrowing. Coarctations are most common in the aortic arch. The arch may be small in babies with coarctations.Specialty: Cardiac surgery.
Coarctation of the aorta is a common congenital defect, which although normally detected and surgically repaired in childhood may present in adolescence or adulthood, usually in the context of investigation for hypertension. The morphological spectrum of abnormalities range from a discrete stenosis Cited by: 93. How is coarctation of the aorta treated? Twenty years ago, surgery was the only treatment available for aortic coarctation. Surgery is still considered the gold standard, but today treatment options for adults with this condition also include balloon angioplasty, stenting, stent grafting, or hybrid repair (a combination of open surgery and stent grafts).
Coarctation of the aorta is present from birth. The age at which coarctation is detected depends on the severity of the narrowing. In approximately 25 percent of cases of isolated coarctation, the narrowing is severe enough to cause symptoms in the first days of life when the ductus arteriosus closes. Coarctation of the Aorta. Webinar: Management of Coarctation of the Aorta and Bicuspid Aortic Valve in the Adult (2017) Download Printable Version. People with coarctation of the aorta are born with an aorta that is too narrow. The aorta is the longest blood vessel in the body. Blood is pumped from the left ventricle into the aorta.