Interrupted Aortic Arch in an Adult

Silva, Juliana and Guiomar, Neusa and Silva, Marisa Passos and Caeiro, Daniel and Gama, Vasco (2017) Interrupted Aortic Arch in an Adult. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (9). ISSN 2284-2594

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Interrupted aortic arch (IAA) is a rare congenital abnormality with only a few cases reported in adults. It is defined as complete loss of continuity between the ascending and descending portions of the aorta, and is usually associated with other cardiac defects. The diagnosis in adults should be suspected in the presence of refractory hypertension, a careful physical examination being crucial to early diagnosis. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques can accurately characterize cardiovascular anatomy, and also provide information regarding heart chamber and valve function.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interrupted aortic arch, refractory hypertension, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic coarctation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 10:16
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 10:16

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