Coarctation of the Aorta. Sherly Fleurimont BSC-2086. FUNCTION OF THE AORTA. It is the body’s main artery. It distributes oxygen-rich blood to all body parts except lungs. The first branch of the aorta go to arms head. Blood goes to abdomen and legs. Coarctation of the aorta.
The first branch of the aorta go to arms head.
Blood goes to abdomen and legs.
It is a narrowing of part of the aorta between the upper part of the body artery branches and the branches of the lower body.
Blockage can cause:
Usually there aren’t any symptoms, but if obstruction is severe, you may:
Test to diagnose this condition may include:
Surgery is usually recommended
The narrowed part of the aorta will be removed.
In some cases, balloon angioplasty may be done instead of surgery.
Coarctation of the aorta can be cured with surgery. Symptoms quickly get better after surgery.
There’s an increase risk for death due to heart problems among those with aorta repaired.
Without treatment, death occurs before age 40