Coarctation of the Aorta
Coarctation of the aorta is a birth defect that causes a portion of the aorta to narrow. The aorta is the major artery that runs from the heart and supplies the rest of the body with blood. The disease can lead to life-threatening heart problems if left untreated.
Genetic disorders and birth defects of the aortic valve may cause this condition. We offer genetic testing at our Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic.
Treatment for Coarctation of the Aorta at UVA
Our specialists can diagnose coarctation of the aorta with a series of tests, including:
- Chest X-ray
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Cardiac catheterization
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