Coarctation of the Aorta in Infants : A Diagnostic Challenge

Authors

  • SM Shaheedul Islam Associate Professor and Consultant in Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Farzana Yasmin Specialist and Registrar in Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Rezoana Rima Professor in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Dhaka Shishu Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Ashraf Uddin Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Rokonujjaman Selim Associate Professor, Pediatric & Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgeon, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/icmj.v12i2.69855

Keywords:

Coarctation, Aorta, Infants

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta (CoA), usually occurring in the thoracic and rarely in the abdominal aorta, remains an under diagnosed disease entity in the majority of neonates & infants with a misdiagnosis rate being more than62%. It is an earnest need to diagnose CoA in them at the earliest possible time to provide appropriate management. We retrospectively analyzed data of 6 infants with CoA at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital & Research Institute to provide clues for the diagnosis of CoA, describe their echocardiographic and computed tomography aortopulmonary angiogram to match them with the diagnosis of CoA and analyze their prognosis.

Ibrahim Card Med J 2022; 12 (2): 21-26

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Published

2023-11-29

How to Cite

Islam, S. S. ., Yasmin, F. ., Rima, R., Ahmed, M. A. U. ., & Selim, M. R. . (2023). Coarctation of the Aorta in Infants : A Diagnostic Challenge. Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal, 12(2), 21–26. https://doi.org/10.3329/icmj.v12i2.69855

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