Coarctation of the Aorta
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Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: May 10, 2018
Expiration date: May 9, 2024
Reviewed: May 9, 2021
Less common conditions such as coarctation of the aorta, persistence of the left superior vena cava, right-sided aortic arch, and dextrocardia are occasionally encountered during diagnostic cardiac catheterization and require basic knowledge of anatomy to make the correct diagnosis.
Examples of these conditions as encountered in the cardiac catheterization laboratory are described and discussed.
You Will Learn
- To identify the epidemiology of coarctation of the aorta
- To recognize the angiographic and hemodynamic findings associated with coarctation of the aorta
- To recognize the anatomic abnormalities associated with persistence of the left superior vena cava, right-sided aortic arch, and dextrocardia