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Coarctation of distal thoracic aorta--the middle aortic syndrome in an elderly female with severe coronary artery disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20197591     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coarctation of the distal aorta or middle aortic syndrome is a segmental stenosis of the middle portion of the aorta, between the arch and the terminal bifurcation. Middle aortic syndrome is a rare disease of infants and young adults presenting with hypertension, lower limb claudication and renal insufficiency and is diagnosed by aortography or magnetic resonance angiography. Our case is unique because this condition was an incidental finding diagnosed during cardiac catheterization in a 70-year-old patient with hypertension in the absence of lower-limb claudication. Recognition of this rare condition as a potential cause of secondary hypertension is important, especially given the wide age range of presentation.
Sandhya Kommana; Siddharth A Wartak; John Joelson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-03     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E47-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Department, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01199, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Aortic Coarctation / complications*,  radiography*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Failure / etiology*
Hypertension / etiology*
Incidental Findings
Severity of Illness Index

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