Diagnosis of Aortic Coarctation Using Renal Dopplersonography, a Case Report (Short Report)


Renal Doppler sonography has proved efficacious in detection of several important underlying causes of secondary hypertension. Its application in diagnosis of congenital arterial abnormalities has also recently received attention. Herein, we presented a patient who was diagnosed with coarctation of the aorta (COA) using renal Doppler sonography during work-up for secondary hypertension.



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Rezaee, A. , Ebrahimi, L. and Saedi, S. (2015) Diagnosis of Aortic Coarctation Using Renal Dopplersonography, a Case Report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 4, 189-192. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2015.45038.

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