Few of defects like atrial septal defect (ASD), coarctation of the aorta
(CoA), Ebstein's anomaly, and congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (cCTGA) may be diagnosed for the first time in adult life.
That is typical for his condition, which is called coarctation of the aorta
, the narrowing of the large blood vessel connected to the heart.
The hospital told Gulf News that the baby's heart had the following defects specifically: "First, Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD): This is a hole between the pumping chambers of the heart (ventricles); Second, coarctation of the aorta
: This is a narrowing of the main vessel supplying the body.
Ruptured spinal artery aneurysm associated with coarctation of the aorta
. World Neurosurg 2014;81:441.e17-22.
Natural history of coarctation of the aorta
. Br Heart J 1970; 32: 633-40.
Various heritable syndromes are associated with thoracic aortic aneurysms, such as autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, Marfan syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, bicuspid aortic valve, and coarctation of the aorta
. The last conditions are thought to be a hemodynamic conseguence of valve defect.
Women with a history of coarctation of the aorta
should have close haemodynamic monitoring throughout pregnancy.
(1) The authors found that use of this antibiotic in the first trimester was associated with anencephaly (AOR, 3.4; 95% CI, 1.3-8.8), coarctation of the aorta
(AOR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.3-5.6), hypoplastic left heart (AOR, 3.2; 95% CI, 1.3-7.6), choanal atresia (AOR, 8.0; 95% CI, 2.7-23.5), transverse limb deficiency (AOR, 2.5; 95% CI, 1.0-5.9), and diaphragmatic hernia (AOR, 2.4; 95% CI, 1.1-5.4).
Coarctation of the Aorta
before and after Correction: The Role of Cardiovascular MRI.
Diagnosis n Ventricular septal defect: multiple (2); muscular (1); 6 perimembranous (2); subaortic (1) Atrial septal defect: secundum (5); primum (1) 6 Patent ductus arteriosus 4 Persistent left superior vena cava 2 Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage 2 Hypoplastic left (1) or right (1) heart syndrome 2 Double outlet right ventricle 1 Coarctation of the aorta
1 Aortic stenosis 1 Vascular ring 1 Table 2: The primary cardiac surgical interventions performed during the first year of life in 10 children with primary reconstructed esophageal atresia (EA) and concomitant congenital heart disease (CHD).
Critical coarctation of the aorta
(CoA) was suspected, and 2D echocardiogram confirmed severe discrete coarctation of the aorta
Computerized tomography (CT) thoracic aortogram was done to rule out coarctation of the aorta
, which was normal; CT coronary angiogram showed no evidence of coronary artery disease (CAD).