Severe Aortic Coarctation Incidentally Diagnosed at Breastfeeding Women Presenting with Acute Coronary Syndrome

Abdullah Tuncez, Zekeriya Kaplan, zeynettin kaya, Enes Elvin Gül, Süleyman Kanyılmaz
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This paper reports a very rare and an original case of a severe coarctation of aorta (CoA) that incidentally diagnosed at breastfeeding young women who presented with acute coronary syndrome. CoA is a complex congenital malformation and accounts for 5-10 % of all congenital heart disease. It is usually diagnosed in childhood with significant symptoms but many asymptomatic patients remain undiagnosed until adulthood. Also CoA is one of the reasons of secondary hypertension and premature coronary artery disease.


Aortic coarctation, acute coronary syndrome, breastfeeding, hypertension

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