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Endovascular stents for coarctation of aorta in children and adolescents: early and intermediate- term results

Author(s): Mortezaeian Langroodi H | Rad Goodarzi M | Nakhostin Davari P | Shahmohammadi AA | Mearaji SM | Aarabi Moghadam MY

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 68;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 341;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Coarctation of aorta | stenting | treatment

"nBackground: Coarctation of aorta is narrowing of proximal descending aorta. Interventional procedures such as balloon angioplasty & stent implantation has been progressively in use as alternatives for surgery in increasing number of children with diagnosis of coarctation of aorta. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of endovascular stent in children with coarctation of aorta."n "nMethods: We evaluated effectiveness and safety of stenting in all patients younger than 18 years old with coarctation and re-coarctation of aorta which treated by stenting between years 2004-9 at rajaei - heart centre in Tehran, Iran. "n "nResults: we studied 53 patients younger than 18 years old with a follow up of six months. Totally 54 stents were implanted. Mean (±SD) age of the patients was 11.6±4.2yrs. Seventeen cases (32%) were younger than 10 years old, and 36 cases (68%) were 10 years and older. Mean (±SD) weight was 39.24±18kg. 16 cases weighting less than 25kg. Peak systolic pressure gradient (SPG) decreased from 46.26±17.07 to 1.03±0.19mmHg after procedure (p
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