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Med Arch. 2021; 75(3): 184-187

Stenting Adult Aorta With Coarctation - One Year Follow Up

Ali Yahya Abdullah Alsallami, Khalid Ibrahim Amber.


Background: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), is a congenital disease in which the aorta is tightening, occur most commonly post to the ductus arteriosus. Also, coarctation can define as constriction of aorta of different degree that may occur at any part from transverse arch of aorta to iliac bifurcation but most commonly appear just below the beginning of subclavian artery. Objective: The aim of study is to evaulate mortality and morbidity rate among patients use uncover stent in treating adult coarctation of aorta and short-term outcome. Methods: During the period from February 2018 to February 2020 patients with aortic coarctation who is age above 16 years old has been selected to enter in this study. Patient was selected from patient visiting adult cardiology consultation room in Najaf cardiac center or from private clinic visiting patient, at the end of two year only 75 patients with Coarctation of aorta has the eligibility to enter in this study. Results: All patients stent by uncover stent including for 2 case with interrupted coarctation, immediately after stent pressure gradient fall to less than 10 mmHg in almost all our patient then follow up 6 month, 1 year by angiography assessment with CT chest show no stent fracture or aneurysm in aorta at stent site. Conclusion: Uncover stent appear to be safe in treating coarctation of aorta with less morbidity and mortality

Key words: coarctation of aorta, adult congenital heart disease, hypertension, interventional cardiology.

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