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Aortic pathology 

Aortic pathology
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Aortic pathology
Author(s):

Dawn L. Adamson

, Mandish K. Dhanjal

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199574308.003.0078
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date: 19 February 2020

Coarctation of the aorta 156

Marfan syndrome 160

Loeys-Dietz syndrome 162

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome 163

Stenosis of the descending aorta, typically distal to the origin of the left subclavian artery (uncomplicated, ‘adult type’).

It accounts for 5–8% of congenital heart disease.

‘Infantile’ type coarctation includes hypoplastic aortic arch and coarctation can occur anywhere along the arch, involving a variety of head-and-neck vessels....

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