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Coarctation of the Aorta: Tests and Diagnosis


How will my child's doctor diagnose coarctation of the aorta?

Children are usually diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta when they are infants. However, in some people the heart condition might not be discovered until they are adults.

In order to confirm that your child has coarctation of the aorta, your cardiologist will need to do tests to identify the location of the condition along the aorta and evaluate its severity. Common tests for this condition are:

After your child is diagnosed, your pediatric cardiologist will develop the best treatment plan for your child. At Children's Hospital Colorado Colorado Heart Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best cardiac care for your child, along with support for your family.

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