COARCTATION OF AORTA

  • Infants of diabetic mother are likely to have Coarctation of aorta
  • Coarctation of aorta is the most likely cardiac lesion in a young adult who complains of headache, dizzi­ness and intermittent claudication with exercise
  • In postductal coarctation of aorta, vessels involved in the formation of collateral are Intercostal artery, Internal thoracic artery & Superior epigastric artery
  • In post-ductal coarctation of aorta, collaterals may be formed by Vertebral artery, Suprascapular artery & Subscapular artery
  • Coarctation of aorta is an absolute indication for caesarean section in pregnancy associated with heart disease
  • Infective endocarditis, CCF & Intra cranial hemorrhage are causes death in coarctation of Aorta
  • A 1-month-old boy is referred for failure to thrive. On examination, he shows feature of congestive failure. The femoral pulses are feeble as compared to branchial pulses. The most likely clinical diagnosis is Coarctation of aorta
  • The clinical features associated with coarctation of aorta in older children are Upper body hypertension, Prominent pulsation in neck & Fatiguableness, tiredness in leg
  • A 30 year old woman with coarctation of aorta is admitted to the labour room for elective caesarean section. Which of the following is the anaesthesia technique of choice General anaesthesia
  • High incidence of associated Bicuspid aortic valve, Left ventricular Hypertrophy & Diminution of femoral pulsations are seen in Coarctation of Aorta
  • Coarctation of Aorta is most commonly associated with Bicuspid Aortic valve
  • Coarctation of aorta is associated with Turner's syndrome, Bicuspid aortic valve & Pulmonary stenosis
  • Antiboiotic Prophylaxis for infective endocarditis is indicated in Coarctation of aorta
  • In coarctation of aorta the rib changes are seen from 4-9th
  • Coarctation of aorta causes rib-notching on the chest radiography
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