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  How should we Diagnose Coarctation of Aorta?

How should we Diagnose Coarctation of Aorta?

In this video, Dr. Sameer Shrivastava, Heads the department of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk on diagnosis of coarctation of aorta. Coarctation of aorta is the most misdiagnosed disorder when a person comes in adulthood. The reason behind this is that physician’s do not look at the femoral arteries or the peripheral lower limb arteries.Dr. Sameer discusses that if a person is suffering from hypertension at a young age, then signs and symptoms of the coarctation of aorta should be investigated. He will also talk on differential blood pressure between the upper and lower limbs which can help to diagnose coarctation of aorta. For the detection of it, echocardiography is advised. Hence, this is one of the few conditions of blood pressure which need to be detected aggressively.