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13-02-2020 | Original article | Uitgave 10/2020 Open Access

Netherlands Heart Journal 10/2020

Indications for stenting of coarctation of the aorta in children under 3 months of age

Netherlands Heart Journal > Uitgave 10/2020
T. Krasemann, I. van Beynum, M. Dalinghaus, W. van Leuwen, A. Bogers, P. van de Woestijne
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Coarctation of the aorta in children under 3 months of age is usually treated surgically. However, there are clinical scenarios in which stenting of native or recurrent coarctation may become necessary in this age group.

Case reports

Four cases illustrate possible indications: left ventricular dysfunction increasing the operative risk, thrombus formation after coarctation surgery, patient size (i.e. in premature babies), and retrograde arch obstruction after hybrid palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. In all babies, coarctation stenting was carried out successfully without complications.


Coarctation stenting can be carried out safely in small children. Usually, the stent has to be removed or redilated later. Results are encouraging.

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Movie 1: Case 1. Long axis view of left ventricular function pre-intervention
Movie 2: Case 1. Long axis view of left ventricular function 3 days post-intervention
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