Acquired post-traumatic aortic coarctation presenting as new-onset congestive heart failure: Treatment with endovascular repair

Norris B. Thompson, Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, David H. Ballard, Vyas R. Rao, Navdeep S. Samra

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Abstract

Acquired coarctation of the thoracic aorta is a rare phenomenon in adults. The etiology is often idiopathic, but severe stenosis can develop from prior surgery, blunt thoracic aortic injuries, or severe atherosclerotic/atheroembolic disease. Common symptomatic presentations include refractory upper extremity hypertension and new-onset congestive heart failure. We present the case of a 52-year-old man who developed acquired thoracic aortic coarctation 30 years after a blunt trauma and deceleration injuries to the aorta requiring open surgical aortic repair. He presented with poorly controlled hypertension and new-onset heart failure and was treated surgically with endovascular repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)838.e11-838.e15
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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