Late diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta in a 44-year-old male: a case report

Weijian Luo, Jilin Li, Xiaojun Huang, Xiangna Cai
2020 BMC Cardiovascular Disorders  
Background Coarctation of the aorta is a rare congenital disease. In adults, the main manifestations include hypertension, weak or absent femoral pulses, heart failure, and left ventricular hypertrophy. Case presentation We present a case involving a late diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta detected during aortography in a 44-year-old man. The patient underwent stent implantation and aortoplasty. After 2 years of follow-up, the patient was in good condition. Conclusions This case shows that
more » ... s case shows that coarctation of the aorta can be cured and that hypertension caused by the condition can be controlled to some extent with medication. Based on our findings, we recommend a detailed physical examination for all patients suspected of having coarctation of the aorta; the examination should include blood pressure measurements of both the upper and lower extremities. The case of coarctation of the aorta is not common or easy to be found in medium-aged population. Better BP control, earlier repair, and transcatheter intervention may result in a good outcome in that case.
doi:10.1186/s12872-020-01753-1 pmid:33143642 fatcat:oexgqmylsvcgxejttmuvcjk6xy