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J Korean Pediatr Cardiol Soc. 2001 Dec;5(2):156-160. Korean. Original Article.
Kim GB , Kwon HJ , Song YH , Kang SJ , Seo YM , Bae EJ , Noh CI , Choi JY , Yun YS , Yun YJ .
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Coarctation of aorta(CoA) has been recognized to be cured by corrective operation, so many clinicians have discontinued follow-up early. However, high incidences of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, of which causes have been known as persistent resting hypertension and exercise-induced hypertension after corrective operation, have been reported during long-term follow-up. And left ventricular mass increase associated with persistent resting hypertension and exercise-induced hypertension has been known as an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease. So, even for successfully operated CoA patients, increased left ventricular mass as well as resting hypertension and exercise-induced hypertension must be detected early and normalized through persistent observation to adulthood.

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