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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Transcatheter therapy for aortic coarctation with severe systemic hypertension during pregnancy
Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 82, Issue 4, pages 556–559, 1 October 2013
How to Cite
Assaidi, A., Sbragia, P. and Fraisse, A. (2013), Transcatheter therapy for aortic coarctation with severe systemic hypertension during pregnancy. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 82: 556–559. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24404
- Issue online: 23 SEP 2013
- Version of Record online: 15 MAY 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 18 APR 2012 04:52AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 28 FEB 2012
- Manuscript Received: 4 JAN 2012
- congenital heart disease in adults;
Aortic coarctation is an unusual cause of hypertension during pregnancy and its management is not clarified. We report transcatheter balloon dilatation and stenting for native aortic coarctation in a 22-year-old pregnant woman with severe and uncontrolled systemic hypertension. Arterial blood pressure could be successfully controlled with medical treatment during the rest of the pregnancy and the patient underwent uneventful delivery. No adverse events or recoarctation was observed during 24 months clinical follow-up. In conclusion, native aortic coarctation can be successfully treated during pregnancy with transcatheter therapy. More experience is needed to confirm the safety and efficacy of such management. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.