• To learn what it's like to live with this condition or how families are affected, read these real stories from people living with coarctation of the aorta. (cdc.gov)
  • In a 2019 study, using 2010-2014 data from 39 population-based birth defects surveillance programs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 4 of every 10,000 babies born had coarctation of the aorta. (cdc.gov)
  • Preductal coarctation results when an intracardiac anomaly during fetal life decreases blood flow through the left side of the heart, leading to hypoplastic development of the aorta. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coarctation of the aorta , congenital malformation involving the constriction, or narrowing, of a short section of that portion of the aorta that arches over the heart . (britannica.com)
  • Surgical repair is required to correct coarctation of the aorta and may be done using one of two approaches. (nemours.org)
  • Mayo Clinic doctors have expertise in treating coarctation of the aorta with surgical repair and balloon angioplasty. (mayoclinic.org)
  • If the narrowing is severe enough, the left ventricle may not be strong enough to push blood through the coarctation, thus resulting in lack of blood to the lower half of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of part of the aorta (the major artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the entire body). (cdc.gov)
  • The narrowing, or coarctation, blocks normal blood flow to the body. (cdc.gov)
  • During a physical exam, a doctor may find that a child with a coarctation has higher blood pressure in the arms than in the legs. (nemours.org)
  • Coarctation of the aorta is a rare congenital abnormality in which the aorta, a large major blood vessel that delivers oxygen rich blood to the body, is narrowed. (patientslikeme.com)
  • A coarctation is located just past the aortic arch, which has branches providing blood to the head and arms. (childrenshospital.org)
  • In mild cases of coarctation, the problem may not be noticed until school age or adolescence. (childrensmn.org)
  • This is because the most typical location of the coarctation is after the subclavian arteries. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)