How common is coarctation of the aorta (CoA) in the US?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Coarctation of the aorta is a common defect and occurs in 6-8% of patients with congenital heart disease. [13, 14] However, coarctation may be found more frequently in infants who present with symptoms prior to age one year. [11]


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