Heart Institute Encyclopedia

  • Summary of Repair Process

    Coarctation

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    1.  Severe narrowing of the aorta in the region of the ductus arteriosus, just beyond the takeoff of the vessels to the head and arms.

    Coarctation Repair

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    2.  The coarctation segment has been resected and an oblique, end-to-end reconstruction of the aorta is performed.