Percutaneous treatment of native aortic coarctation in adults

Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Netherlands heart journal: monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation (Impact Factor: 1.84). 09/2011; 19(10):436-9. DOI: 10.1007/s12471-011-0198-x
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Aortic coarctation is a common congenital cardiac defect, which can be diagnosed over a wide range of ages and with varying degrees of severity. We present two cases of patients diagnosed with aortic coarctation in adulthood. Both patients were treated by an endovascular approach. These cases demonstrate the variety of indications in which percutaneous treatment is an excellent alternative for surgical treatment in adult native coarctation patients.

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