Coarctation of the Aorta
Alternate Names : Aortic Coarctation, CoA
What can be done to prevent the condition?
There are no known ways to prevent coarctation of the aorta.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
In severe cases, newborns with coarctation of the aorta can die
without immediate treatment. Long-term effects include:
bleeding into the brain
congestive heart failure
high blood pressure
infections of the heart
rupture or tearing of the aorta, which is called
Adults rarely survive past the age of 40 without treatment
because of these long-term effects. Timely treatment can avoid most of
What are the risks to others?
Coarctation of the aorta is not catching and poses no risks