Title: Stenting of Coarctation of Aorta

Date: 20 February 2020

Speciality: Interventional Cardiology

Location: Apollo Hospital, Lucknow

About the Patient and condition

23 years old young lady was presented with Hypertension in young and chronic fatigue. She was diagnosed as a case of Acyanotic congenital heart disease.

Case Scenario

On evaluation, clinically + 2D ECHO + Doppler confirmed the diagnosis of Acyanotic congenital heart disease- Coarctation of Aorta (post ductal). CT angiography was done for detailed structural evaluation. Stenting of Coarctation of Aorta was carried out through right femoral approach under light GA with CP stent over BIB successfully. The pre procedure peak systolic gradient was 64 mm of Hg; which dropped to zero post procedure. The procedure was successful. She has no residual hypertension.

Worldwide Scenario


  • 0.06% - 0.08% of General Population
  • 6%- 8% of Congenital heart disease
  • 0.2% of Adults with hypertension

Guideline Recommended Treatment for CoA in patients >25kg weight is Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting with Mortality Rate < 1%.

Expertise at Apollo Hospitals

Apollo Hospitals Lucknow have highly skilled staffs and interventional cardiologists to understand the situation well and after confirming the situations takes decision to blow a smile in patients face. At Apollo hospitals lucknow, we have the latest technology bi-plane cathlab with highly experienced staffs and interventional cardiologists.

Apollo Hospitals - Touching Lives

Recent advances in the treatment of heart disease have resulted in the overall reduction of mortality following myocardial infarction. Procedures that ensure complete revascularization limit the size of the ischemic myocardium and improve overall outcome.

However, patients with congenital heart disease have a higher risk of complications following the procedure and less favourable outcome. Interventional procedure doesn’t give scars which is the best part for females or everyone. Intensive treatment is required in such cases due to the high mortality and morbidity which is taken care at a very good level.

Patient's testimonial

The patient was highly satisfied with the services and thankful to doctors, staffs of Apollomedics Hospitals, Lucknow.