Intravascular stent therapy for coarctation of the aorta

Thomas J. Forbes, Srinath T. Gowda

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Intravascular stent therapy is considered a primary therapeutic option for most adults and adolescents with coarctation of the aorta. This review highlights the indications, technical considerations, procedural aspects, and limited long-term outcome data when using this intervention. Stent technology has continued to evolve with potential for further modifications since its inception in the early 1990s. The best therapeutic approach, e.g., stenting versus surgery, in the treatment of native coarctation continues to be debated due to the paucity of long-term clinical and imaging data in both groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • balloon angioplasty
  • coarctation of the aorta
  • intravascular stent therapy


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