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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2011, Article ID 535463, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/535463
Case Report

A Case of Severe Asymptomatic Aortic Coarctation in an Adult Female

1Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology, Second Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, 10676 Athens, Greece
2Second Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, 10676 Athens, Greece

Received 27 May 2011; Accepted 22 June 2011

Academic Editors: H. Kataoka and T. Tak

Copyright © 2011 Spyros Tsikrikas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta is typically a disease of childhood and early adulthood, and there is a reduced life expectancy in patients who have not undergone correction. Survival to older age is rare, due to severe cardiovascular complications. We describe the case of a woman first diagnosed with coarctation of aorta at an advanced age.