What education should be provided to 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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Educate patients with coarctation of the aorta and their families regarding the need for lifelong follow-up care to detect recurrent coarctation or late complications.

Educate patients regarding a healthy lifestyle by instructing them to avoid smoking and obesity, get plenty of aerobic exercise, control BP appropriately, and reduce other factors that influence cardiovascular disease.


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