What are the long-term results of balloon angioplasty in the repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
  • Print

Only scant data can be found on long-term follow-up after balloon angioplasty of native coarctation. Despite recoarctation and aneurysms, some requiring repeat intervention at intermediate-term follow-up, the long-term follow-up results (5-9 y) appear encouraging, in that minimal incidence of late recoarctation and no late aneurysm formation was found. [58, 70, 71]

Event-free survival curves following initial balloon angioplasty suggest that the event-free rates are better (P< .001) in children than in infants and neonates. In most children, the arm blood pressure remained normal and the blood pressure–determined gradient between arms and legs remained low. [67]

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!