Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(6):340-341. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.340

Case Report

A severe coarctation of aorta in a 52-year-old male: a case report

Davran Cicek1, Cevahir Haberal2, Suleyman Ozkan3, Haldun Muderrisoglu4

1. Başkent University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Antalya, Turkey
2. Başkent University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Antalya, Turkey
3. Acıbadem University, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
4. Başkent University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey

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Cicek D, Haberal C, Ozkan S, Muderrisoglu H. A severe coarctation of aorta in a 52-year-old male: a case report. Int J Med Sci 2010; 7(6):340-341. doi:10.7150/ijms.7.340. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v07p0340.htm

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Abstract

Aortic coarctation is a congenital malformation of the aorta usually diagnosed and corrected early in life. Long-term survival is exceptional in patients with untreated aortic coarctation. In this case report, we present a late diagnosis of aortic coarctation in a 52-year-old male. Our patient was relatively asymptomatic until he presented with exertional dyspnea and fatigue in his fifth decade of life. The patient was managed by surgery of aorta. After the 1-year follow-up visit, the patient was in good clinical condition.

Keywords: Aortic coarctation, congenital malformation, aortic surgery