Severe Aortic Coarctation Incidentally Diagnosed at Breastfeeding Women with Acute Coronary Syndrome
Zeynettin Kaya 1 * , Abdullah Tuncez 2, Zekeriya Kaplan 2, Enes Elvin Gül 3
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1 Mevlana University,Department of Cardiology, Konya, Turkey
2 Konya Numune State Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Konya, Turkey
3 Malkara State Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Tekirdağ, Turkey
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Abstract

This paper reports a very rare and an original case of a severe coarctation of aorta (CoA) that incidentally diagnosed at breastfeeding young women who presented with acute coronary syndrome. CoA is a complex congenital malformation and accounts for 5-10 % of all congenital heart disease. It is usually diagnosed in childhood with significant symptoms but many asymptomatic patients remain undiagnosed until adulthood. Also CoA is one of the reasons of secondary hypertension and premature coronary artery disease.

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Article Type: Case Report

https://doi.org/10.15197/sabad.1.12.19

Eur J Gen Med, 2015 - Volume 12 Issue 1, pp. 93-95

Publication date: 07 Jan 2015

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