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Title: Surgical treatment of aortic coarctation
Authors: Poruban, Rudolf
Sagat, Michal
Nosal, Matej
Hraska, Viktor
Omeje, Ikenna C.
Keywords: Heart defects, Congenital
Aortic coarctation
Chest -- Surgery
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
Citation: Images in Paediatric Cardiology. 2004, Vol.6(2), p. 18-28
Abstract: Coarctation of the aorta accounts for about 8% of all congenital heart diseases. Since the first successful case of surgical treatment in 1944 by Crafoord and Nylin1 in Sweden, several surgical techniques have been employed in the treatment of this anomaly. This article reviews by illustration the various surgical options in coarctation of the aorta with emphasis on our preferred technique – the extended resection and end-to-end anastomosis. Why the extended resection technique? Our experience -and that of other institutions - has shown that this is a better option in childhood as it is associated with a lesser degree of recoarctation and subsequent need for reintervention.
Appears in Collections:IPC, Volume 6, Issue 2
IPC, Volume 6, Issue 2

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