Which specialist consultations are indicated in late presentations 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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Older patients may be initially referred to specialists prior to the diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta. Referral to a hypertension clinic may lead to the diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta by the nephrologist. Patients who undergo evaluation for suspected genetic syndromes may be referred to the cardiologist for evaluation because of previously undiagnosed coarctation.

Complications of coarctation of the aorta, such as intracranial hemorrhage or endocarditis, may require consultation with a neurosurgeon or infectious disease specialist, respectively.


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