coarctation


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co·arc·ta·tion

 (kō′ärk-tā′shən)
n.
A narrowing or constricting, especially of the aorta or of a blood vessel.

co•arc•ta•tion

(ˌkoʊ ɑrkˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a narrowing or constriction, as of a blood vessel.
2. the condition of being encased in a hard skin, as an insect larva.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin coar(c)tātiō crowding together]

coarctation

1. Obsolete, the act of confining, as in a narrow space.
2. restriction of liberty.
See also: Captivity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coarctation - tight or narrow compression
compression, contraction, condensation - the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together; "the contraction of a gas on cooling"
2.coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
narrowing - an instance of becoming narrow
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations

co·arc·ta·tion

n. coartación, estrechez.

coarctation

n coartación f
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About 12% of those are accompanied by congenital heart abnormalities including atrial and ventricular septal defect, aortic coarctation, transposition of the great vessels and Tetralogy of Fallot.
That's when they were told that their daughter had a coarctation of the aorta - from which she could die - as well as a hole in the heart (called a ventricular septal defect).
Other malformations seen in patients with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries include atrial septal defect; subaortic obstruction, which is often associated with coarctation of the aorta; aortic valve atresia with hypoplasia of the morphologic right ventricle; and pulmonary atresia with hypoplasia of the morphologic left ventricle.
8) than or equal to] 2,500 g) Coarctation of aorta 235 65 (27.
4DUS had 19 false-positive diagnoses (10 VSDs, 4 coarctation of the aorta, 2 persistent left superior vena cava, 1 pulmonary stenosis, 1 tricuspid dysplasia, and 1 rhabdomyoma) compared to 17 false-positive diagnoses by 2DUS (11 VSDs, 4 coarctation of the aorta, 1 tricuspid dysplasia, and 1 ostium primum atrial septal defect); again the differences were not statistically significant.
3) The syndrome's variable components include: lung hypoplasia (right more commonly affected than left), partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (to right atrium, coronary sinus, inferior vena cava (IVC), or hepatic circulation), absent or small pulmonary artery, systemic arterial supply to the lung, cardiac anomalies (atrial septal defect (ASD), ventricular septal defect (VSD), patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation, hypoplastic left heart or endocardial cushion defects), diaphragmatic hernia, and anomalies of the bony thorax or thoracic soft tissues.
One of the mums was Amanda Carr whose daughter, Emerald, two, was admitted to the Freeman the day she was born because of the life-threatening heart condition, coarctation of the aorta.
In particular, the risk of aortic valve stenosis and/or coarctation of the aorta appeared to be elevated, Marilyn L.
Check femoral pulses to exclude aortic coarctation.
2-14% (3,12), The more common lesions are ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus, mitral valve prolapse, bicuspid aortic valve and coarctation of aortal (13).
An echocardiogram obtained at 4 hours of life revealed a structurally normal heart, with evidence of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn, tricuspid regurgitation, a large patent ductus arteriosus with a right-to-left shunt, and aortic isthmus narrowing, without coarctation.