Semin intervent Radiol 2007; 24(2): 153-166
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-980052
Copyright © 2007 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Endovascular Management of Coarctation of the Aorta

D.R. Turner1 , P.A. Gaines1
  • 1Sheffield Vascular Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Publication History

Publication Date:
12 June 2007 (online)

ABSTRACT

Untreated thoracic aortic coarctation leads to early death predominantly because of hypertension and its cardiovascular sequelae. Surgical treatment has been available for > 50 years and has improved hypertension and survival. More recently, endovascular techniques have offered a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open repair. Early and intermediate results suggest angioplasty and stenting have an important role in the management of aortic coarctation, particularly in adults and older children.

REFERENCES

D. R Turner, M.R.C.P. , F.R.C.R. , B.Sc. 

Consultant Vascular Radiologist, Sheffield Vascular Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, United Kingdom