Aortic recoarctation and pseudoaneurysm five decades after repair

Brian Lim, Stephen J. Forest, Megan L. Schultz, Evan Lipsitz, Robert E. Michler

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Background: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital cardiac defect characterized by a narrowing of the proximal thoracic aorta. Despite excellent long-term results, surgical repair is rarely complicated by recoarctation. Methods/Results: We describe a case with the longest time to reintervention to date, featuring surgical repair of delayed aortic recoarctation and pseudoaneurysm 53 years after the initial operation. Discussion: This case emphasizes the need for lifelong surveillance in this patient population and exemplifies a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating treatment options of complex aortic pathology, including open and endovascular considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1374-1376
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019


  • aorta and great vessels
  • congenital heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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