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Coarctation Long-term Assessment (COALA): significance of arterial hypertension in a cohort of 404 patients up to 27 years after surgical repair of isolated coarctation of the aorta, even in the absence of restenosis and prosthetic material.

Authors
  • Hager, Alfred
  • Kanz, Simone
  • Kaemmerer, Harald
  • Schreiber, Christian
  • Hess, John
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publisher
American Association for Thoracic Surgery
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
134
Issue
3
Pages
738–745
Identifiers
PMID: 17723827
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The majority of patients were hypertensive at long-term follow-up after coarctation repair. This is caused by restenosis, defined by a gradient of greater than 20 mm Hg, in only a few patients. Even in those without prosthetic material or minimal-grade restenosis, there is a substantial incidence of arterial hypertension.

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