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      Clinical Findings and Hemodynamic Parameters in Adults Surgically Treated for Coarctation of the Aorta in Childhood

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          75 patients who had been operated between the ages of 3 and 17 years for juxta- or postductal coarctation of the aorta were investigated 11.2 years (1–19) later, when they had reached the mean age of 22 years. In 10 patients (13%) there had been an associated cardiac defect. Of the 65 patients without cardiac complications, 10% showed normal physiological values and 64% showed satisfactory results of surgery. There was moderate hypertension in 18% of the patients and in 6 (10%) there was a pressure gradient between the upper and lower extremities greater than 15 mm Hg. Aortography revealed recoarctation in only 3 cases (5%). The electrocardiogram was abnormal in 48% of the patients. Chest films showed the presence of specific and nonspecific signs of coarctation in 89% of the cases. Hemodynamic investigation by radiocirculography showed normal values in most instances.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1980
          1980
          31 October 2008
          : 65
          : 4
          : 205-213
          Affiliations
          Cardiopulmonary Laboratory, Department of Medicine, and Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty Hospital, Motol, Prague
          Article
          170809 Cardiology 1980;65:205–213
          10.1159/000170809
          7388848
          © 1980 S. Karger AG, Basel

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