Coarctation of the Aorta Associated with Patent Ductus Arteriosus
The combination of patent ductus arteriosus and coarctation of the aorta poses special anatomic, physiologic and surgical problems. An experience with 14 such cases is presented, which suggests that pulmonary hypertension occurs frequently in these cases. Physiologic data in cases having coarctation of the aorta, patent ductus arteriosus and pulmonary hypertension that underwent cardiac catheterization are presented. Clinical, anatomic, physiologic and surgical implications of this combination are discussed.
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