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.

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