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Pseudocoarctation as cause of a refractory hypertension

Amico, Alessio; Michaud, Jean Luc; Baron, Oliver; Habash, Ohsama Al; Despins, Philippe; Gaudin, Regis; Duveau, Daniel

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: April 2007 - Volume 8 - Issue 4 - p 289–290
doi: 10.2459/01.JCM.0000263502.02602.f4
Case reports

Pseudocoarctation of the aorta is an abnormality of the descending portion of the aortic arch at the level of the isthmus without a real pressure gradient. We report a case of a stenotic pseudocoarctation causing severe refractory hypertension.

Service de Chirurgie Cardiaque, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nantes, Nantes, France

Received 6 February, 2006

Accepted 24 April, 2006

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