Coarctation of the aorta in adolescents and adults: A review of clinical features and CT imaging

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Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), while usually identified and treated in the neonatal/infant period, is increasingly seen in adults, either primarily or (more often) following repair. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, therapeutic planning, and follow-up of patients with CoA. Clinical management of CoA in adults optimally involves a multidisciplinary team; accordingly, imagers should be familiar with the underlying pathology, associations, and management of CoA in addition to imaging protocoling and interpretation. We will review the relevant clinical and imaging features of CoA, with an emphasis on patients beyond childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of cardiovascular computed tomography
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Computed tomography
  • Congenital heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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