Aortic Coarctation complications
Aortic Coarctation

Complications could include:

  • Right-side heart failure occurs when the right ventricle can't properly pump blood to your lungs to collect oxygen. Excessive fatigue, shortness of breath and abdominal bloating are signs.
  • Endocarditis is inflammation of the inner lining of the heart. Possible symptoms of this condition include pale skin, chills, and night sweats.
  • Aneurysm is a medical term for a swelling or bulge. An aortic aneurysm is a swelling or bulge on the aorta that can grow and rupture if not treated. Aortic aneurysms begin small, but can become life-threatening if they are not monitored. If you ar...
  • Pseudobulbar palsy is an inability to control the muscles in the face. It can have a large impact on a person's ability to speak.
  • A stroke (a "brain attack") is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.
  • A cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. Learn the signs of a stroke, and the importance of getting treatment q...
  • Sixth nerve palsy is a disorder affecting the sixth nerve, which supplies the lateral rectus muscle.
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
  • Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain's ability to use and understand language. Aphasia can interfere with your use of verbal and/or written communication.
  • The aorta carries blood from the heart. If it tears, blood can pass into the artery wall, which may cause the artery to rupture. High blood pressure, congenital defects, injury, and cocaine usage increase risk.
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