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Dilatation of ascending aorta in patients with repaired coarctation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2063150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The long-term outcome following repair of typical aortic coarctation in adulthood may be complicated by disorders of the ascending aorta. Follow-up averaging 15 years revealed a 3.8% incidence of dilatation of the ascending aorta after such late repair. Hypertension and concomitant aortic valvular disease were common in these patients. Aortic dilatation can appear years after coarctation repair, irrespective of the operative technique and its success, and can lead to death from aortic dissection or rupture of an aortic aneurysm. Careful follow-up after coarctation repair in adulthood is advisable to detect late aortic complications.
L O Heikkinen; K V Ala-Kulju; J A Salo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-08     Completed Date:  1991-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  25-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Helsinki University, Central Hospital, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery
Aortic Coarctation / surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Postoperative Complications / etiology*

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