What is coarctation repair?

Also known as: repair of coarctation of the aorta.

The aorta is one of the most important blood vessels that delivers oxygenated blood from the heart to the body. Coarctation of the aorta is a heart problem that is present at birth. It presents when a portion or segment of the aorta is narrowed and restricts the flow of blood to the body. Coarctation repair is a surgery performed to repair the aorta.

Reviewed by: Darline Santana-Acosta, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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