What is coarctation of aorta?

What is coarctation of aorta?

Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, with explain about coarctation of aorta in this video. In coarctation of aorta, the aorta has some kind of stenosis. These babies present themselves when ductus arteriosus is closed which is generally very late. The lower limb pulses of these babies are very weak or absent. Hence, it is recommended that any new born baby suddenly becoming symptomatic should check the femoral artery.

Dr. Smita Mishra

Completed MD (Pediatrics) from S S Medical College, Rewa (MP). Done FNB (Pediatric Cardiology) from Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. Has an illustrious experience of more than 20 years. Specialized in Interventional Pediatric Cardiology, and Noninvasive Pediatric Cardiology. Holds expertise in treating and managing Atrial Septal Defects, Congenital Valve Problems, Arrhythmias, Congenital Heart Disease, Kawasakis disease etc. Well-regarded member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Chairperson of IAP Cardiology Chapter & Executive board member of Delhi IAP. Has many appreciated papers and presentations to her credit, and has significantly contributed to the medical literature. Conceptualized programme called Spandan for the children suffering from Heart disease at native place Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Has been awarded the IMA Best Doctor Award in 2013.

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