How effective are stents in the repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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O'Laughlin et al (1991) were the first to use a stent for the treatment of aortic coarctation, although the results in a 12-year-old child were marginal. Subsequently, numerous others reported the use of a stent in aortic coarctation with encouraging results. [61, 64, 91, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119]


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