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Aortopathy associated with congenital heart disease: A current literature review


Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan, Gent, Belgium

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Katrien Francois
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
Belgium
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.149515

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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-36

 

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In patients born with congenital heart disease, dilatation of the aorta is a frequent feature at presentation and during follow-up after surgical intervention. This review provides an overview of the pathologies associated with aortopathy, and discusses the current knowledge on pathophysiology, evolution, and treatment guidelines of the aortic disease associated with congenital heart defects.






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Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan, Gent, Belgium

Correspondence Address:
Katrien Francois
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
Belgium
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.149515

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In patients born with congenital heart disease, dilatation of the aorta is a frequent feature at presentation and during follow-up after surgical intervention. This review provides an overview of the pathologies associated with aortopathy, and discusses the current knowledge on pathophysiology, evolution, and treatment guidelines of the aortic disease associated with congenital heart defects.






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