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.
- aorta and great vessels
- congenital heart disease
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine