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Role of transcatheter therapy in the treatment of coarctation of the aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19057032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coarctation of the aorta is one of the most common congenital heart defects. Transcatheter therapy for treatment of coarctation is effective, with low morbidity and mortality rates. The current trend is toward primary stent implantation for treatment, however, the results of balloon angioplasty in children and young adults are equivalent to the results following primary stent placement. Judicious use of stents is recommended in infants and children.
Robert Horvath; Andrea Towgood; Satinder K Sandhu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-05     Completed Date:  2009-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  660-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, FL 33136, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Aortic Coarctation / therapy*
Heart Catheterization*

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