The Heart Institute
Coarctation of the Aorta
Coarctation of the aorta is defined as a narrowing of the upper thoracic aorta. To repair this defect, the aorta is clamped on either side of the narrowing, the segment of narrowing is removed, and the two ends of the aorta are sewn together (end to end anastomosis). The two ends of the segment may also be joined using a graft.
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