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Clinical Features of Coarctation of the Aorta

Purpose:

To identify clinical findings that are features of coarctation of the aorta.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, imaging studies

ICD-10:

Q25.1

Description:

The classic coarctation of the aorta is a constriction of the aortic lumen near the insertion of the ductus arteriosus, just beyond the origin of the left subclavian artery. The luminal constriction and resultant obstruction to blood flow may range from mild to complete.

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