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Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation

What is Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation?

Bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation is characterized by the placement of a plastic tube between the aorta ends that are located on the side of an aortic coarctation, or narrowing. By doing this, the narrowed area is bypassed. To access the aorta, either a thoracoscopy or left thoracotomy is performed.

Also Known As:

  • Surgery for coarctation of the artery
  • Bypass surgery
  • Heart surgery

Conditions Treated with Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

Bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation is utilized to treat aortic coarctation, a condition that involves the narrowing of the aorta. 

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation. Surgical alternatives include patch aortoplasty, left subclavian flap angioplasty, end to end anastomosis and balloon angioplasty.

Anesthesia with Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

Bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

Possible risks of bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. Other potential complications include damage to the spinal cord, high blood pressure, recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and recurrent aortic coarctation.

Prognosis after Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

The prognosis for a positive end result of bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation is good.

Recovery from Bypass Graft Repair for Aortic Coarctation:

It takes four to six weeks to recover from bypass graft repair for aortic coarctation.

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