Coarctation of the Aorta

Carl L. Backer, Sunjay Kaushal, Constantine Mavroudis

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This chapter covers coarctation of the aorta, beginning with embryology and anatomy. Diagnosis is covered, and surgical techniques including resection and end-to-end anastomosis, prosthetic patch aortoplasty, prosthetic interposition graft, subclavian flap aortoplasty, and balloon dilation angioplasty are covered. Complications including paradoxical postoperative hypertension, paraplegia, aneurysm formation, and recoarctation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Balloon dilation angioplasty
  • Coarctation
  • End-to-end anastomosis
  • Paradoxical postoperative hypertension
  • Paraplegia
  • Pediatric
  • Prosthetic interposition graft
  • Prosthetic patch aortoplasty
  • Resection
  • Subclavian flap aortoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Backer, C. L., Kaushal, S., & Mavroudis, C. (2013). Coarctation of the Aorta. In Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: Fourth Edition (pp. 256-282). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.