Coarctation of the aorta associated with Dandy-Walker variant

Li Zhou, George K. Lui, Rajesh Shenoy, Cynthia C. Taub

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This article reports a rare case of coarctation of the aorta associated with Dandy-Walker variant in a 17-year-old girl. Differential diagnoses of coarctation of the aorta and Dandy-Walker variant are extensively discussed. In addition, standard surgical treatment of coarctation as well as new approaches such as endovascular stenting are described in detail to provide therapeutic insights into her management. Although surgical or endovascular repair of coarctation results in significant improvement of systemic hypertension and is associated with better survival, cardiovascular complications are still very common. Thus, long-term follow-up after repair is required, and high-quality imaging studies such as echocardiography, CT and MRI are warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Disease Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Dandy-Walker variant
  • Endovascular stent
  • Hypertension
  • Surgical repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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