Coarctation of Aorta

Authors

  • Naveen Sheikh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka
  • Dipal Krishna Adhikary Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i1.19422

Keywords:

coarctation, aortic coarctation

Abstract

Coarctation derived from Latin term coartatio, which translated literally means a drawing together. When used in the context of congenital heart disease, Coarctation refers to an area of narrowing of the thoracic aorta in the region of the insertion of arterial duct, with or without additional abnormalities of the aortic arch.Aortic Coarctation accounts for 6-8% life births with congenital heart disease. Coarctation occurs more commonly in males, with a male: female ratio ranging from 1.27 to 1.74.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i1.19422

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Author Biographies

Naveen Sheikh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka

Department of Cardiology

Dipal Krishna Adhikary, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka

Department of Cardiology

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Published

2014-07-06

How to Cite

Sheikh, N., & Adhikary, D. K. (2014). Coarctation of Aorta. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 13(1), 56–59. https://doi.org/10.3329/cmoshmcj.v13i1.19422

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