What is the management of children with coarctation of aorta?

What is the management of children with coarctation of aorta?

In this video, Dr. Smita Mishra, Paediatric Cardiologist, Associate Director - Jaypee Hospital, will discuss about the management of children with coarctation of aorta. If the baby is very sick and has femoral pulses, should be started on prostaglandin and transferred to tertiary care center. Ballooning procedure or surgery is done below six months and after that the baby should be treated with ballooning procedure which can be required more often. She will further explain that after the age of 10 years, a stent is placed in the narrow portion of the aorta so that recurrence of coarctation is avoided.

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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