Chapter 28. Coarctation of the Aorta

  1. Julien I. E. Hoffman MD, FRCP Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus) Senior Member

Published Online: 27 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch28

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease

How to Cite

Hoffman, J. I. E. (2009) Coarctation of the Aorta, in The Natural and Unnatural History of Congenital Heart Disease, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314045.ch28

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405179270

Online ISBN: 9781444314045

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Keywords:

  • aorta coarctation and narrowing of descending aorta;
  • incidence of coarctation of aorta per million live births;
  • group I, coarctation with no other lesions except patent ductus arteriosus;
  • group II with ventricular septal defect;
  • group III with associated complex intracardiac lesions;
  • coarctation of aorta and bicuspid aortic valve;
  • coronary circulation;
  • infective endocarditis;
  • diffuse aneurysmal dilatation of ascending aorta

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Associated congenital lesions

  • Pathological anatomy

  • Pathophysiology

  • Natural history

  • Unnatural history

  • References