What is the postsurgical inpatient care for patients 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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Focus postoperative recovery of patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoA) on control of blood pressure (BP), slow advancement of diet, manipulation of antihypertensive medications, progressive ambulation, and pulmonary therapy to improve left lung atelectasis (common after left thoracotomy).

Hospitalization and inpatient care may be required for cardiac catheterizations, catheter interventions, and surgical procedures for treatment of recoarctation or other complications.


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