Coarctation of Aorta Managed by Balloon Angioplasty
AbstractA retrospective study was carried out on 50 patients at Paediatric cardiology unit of Combined Military
Hospital, Dhaka to analyze the outcome of balloon angioplasty of coarctation of aorta. The study period
extended over two years starting from January 2007. Age of the patient varies from 7 days to 28 years. Twenty
two (44%) patients were female and rests were male. Native coarctation was in 44 cases (88%) and post
surgical re-coarctation was in 5 cases (10%). Neonatal critical coarctation was 19 (38%). Twelve (24%) cases
were detected when they were investigated for hypertension. Abdominal coarctation was found in 6 cases
(12%). Multiple coarctations were found in 3 (6%) cases. Two cases (4%) had balloon angioplasty twice as
they developed re-coarctation. No intra-operative or post-operative complication was observed in any cases of
this series. Data were collected by chart review. No test was performed on any of the subjects as part of study
protocol. Coarctation balloon angioplasty of coarctation of aorta is a safe and effective measure to treat
coarctation of aorta.
Key words: Balloon angioplasty; coarctation of aorta.
Journal of Armed Forces Medical College, Bangladesh Vol.6(1) 2010 p.4-7