Hypertension Associated with Coarction (COA) of the Aorta. Case Report from Clinical Experience in Paediatric

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  •   Eilaf Mohamednour

  •   Kirsten Wolffsohn

Abstract

Coartion of the aorta is a birth defect, in which aorta become narrower than usual and this narrowness differ in the amount from one case to another. Occurring more frequently in boys than girls and the risk increase with family history having, bicuspid aortic valve and in Turner syndrome.


It can present with different clinical presentation depending on the severity of the narrowness; weak or no pulse in the feet and blood pressure in the arm much higher than in the legs. The aim of this case report is to emphasize special attention to coartion of aorta as cause of systemic Hypertension, delineate the difference diagnostic approach for systemic hypertension in children and adult and stress the important of doing proper clinical examination of cardiovascular examination and checking the blood pressure even in young children. Such case will help us pay attention to possibility of COA in children with hypertension.


Keywords: Coarction, HTN, Secondary HTN, Aorta

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Mohamednour, E., & Wolffsohn, K. (2020). Hypertension Associated with Coarction (COA) of the Aorta. Case Report from Clinical Experience in Paediatric. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(6). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.6.544