COARCTATION OF AORTA

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N C Joshi
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Clinical manifestations
- Asymptomatic in majority
- CHF in severe cases

Physical Examination:
- PULSE: absent, weak or delayed in the legs
- Hypertension in the arms
- Mid-systolic ejection murmur at LLSB and back (right)

Figure 1:

Cardiac findings of coarctation of the aorta

. A systolic thrill may be present in the Suprasternal notch (area shown by the dots)


Cardiac findings of coarctation of the aorta




Contributor Information and Disclosures N C Joshi
Consultant Pediatrician, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India


First Created : 1/24/2001
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