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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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CRUZ ARIAS, Ruben; HERRERA CUSICANQUI, Juan; BURGOA VARGAS, Javier  and  VARGAS, Cecilia. Critical aortic coarctation: percutaneous balloon aortoplasty. Case report. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2015, vol.54, n.1, pp.10-13. ISSN 1024-0675.

Aortic coarctation of the newborn is a congenital heart disease with increased mortality. We report the case of an aortic coarctation diagnosed at two weeks old patient, surgery was indicated, the procedure was coarctectomy with end-to-end anastomosis. At three months of age evolves unfavorably, with hemodynamic compromise, confirming critical aortic recoarctation, so it was decided to make a balloon aortoplasty percutaneously, which is successful without immediate complications. The balloon aortoplasty is an acceptably safe and minimally invasive therapeutic option in pediatric patients with aortic coarctation.

Keywords : aortic coarctation; aortoplasty; pediatrics.

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