Which specialist consultations are indicated for neonates with coarctation of the aorta (CoA)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018
  • Author: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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In infants who present early with CHF, stabilization in the ICU may be required prior to surgical intervention.

In premature infants, consultation with a neonatologist may be required to manage associated diseases related to prematurity, such as hyaline membrane disease.

Consultation with a geneticist may be indicated if Turner syndrome or other genetic conditions are suspected.

Consultation with a nephrologist may be needed for assistance in treating patients with hypertension in preoperative or postoperative acute renal failure.


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