coarctation

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Related to Coarctation of the aorta: tetralogy of Fallot, patent ductus arteriosus

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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Coarctation of the Aorta before and after Correction: The Role of Cardiovascular MRI.
He was diagnosed with two holes in his heart and also coarctation of the aorta - a condition where the aorta is narrowed, which stops the blood from circulating normally.
Background: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) with aortic arch hypoplasia (AAH) is a relatively common congenital heart disease in clinical practice.
They apparently obtained the clinical image from a 26-week fetus with hypoplastic left heart and coarctation of the aorta.
Two weeks after Evan was born he developed a complication in his heart called coarctation of the aorta, a condition that affects the narrowing of the aorta.
Coarctation of the aorta from fetus to adult: curable condition or lifelong disease process.
Ipsilateral hemangioma and aortic arch anomalies in posterior fossa malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, coarctation of the aorta, and cardiac defects and eye abnormalities (PHACE) anomaly: report and review.
2011), with air pollution linked to coarctation of the aorta, tetralogy of Fallot, and atrial septal defects (Schembari et al.
The incidence of neurovascular complications with paraplegia in patients of coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is very rare, and the prognosis of the outcome is poor.
PHACE syndrome: the association of posterior fossa brain malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, coarctation of the aorta and cardiac defects, and eye abnormalities.
1-3) It is an isolated defect in about 95% of the cases; however, in 5% of cases it may be associated with other cardiac anomalies such as coarctation of the aorta, arterial septal defect, and ventricular septal defect.
Cerys's cousin Aiden was born with coarctation of the aorta and severe aortic valve stenosis, and is now waiting for repair of the dilated aortic root.