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Congestive heart failure due to coral reef thoracoabdominal aorta.
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PMID:  21908885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acquired coarctation due to coral reefs is a rare and unique entity characterized by extensively calcified thrombus of the entire aorta. There are few reports of coral reef aorta resulting in severely congestive heart failure in the literature. We describe a 60-year-old female with acute heart failure. Computed tomography (CT)-scan and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed that the cause of the heart failure was cardiac after-load mismatch due to serious stenosis of the aorta. In order to prevent cardio-respiratory failure, an axillofemoral bypass was performed to release the cardiac after-load mismatch. This diminished the pressure gradient between upper and lower blood pressure that caused cardiac dysfunction. Keywords: Heart failure; Coarctation; Aorta; Atherosclerosis; Bypass grafting; Ischemia.
Authors:
Takuma Satsu; Toshihiko Saga; Toshio Kaneda; Masato Imura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kinki University, School of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama City, Osaka.
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