Chronic pseudoaneurysm and coarctation of the aorta: A rare delayed complication of trauma

Umamahesh C. Rangasetty, Syed Raza, Scott Lick, Barry F. Uretsky, Yochai Birnbaum

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We report an unusual case of pseudoaneurysm and coarctation of the descending thoracic aorta after trauma. The coarctation of aorta resulted in hypertension, severe left ventricular dysfunction, and symptoms of congestive heart failure. Surgical bypass resulted in control of blood pressure and improvement of heart failure symptoms. The mechanism of aortic injury leading to the development of this rare combination is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-370
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 9 2006



  • Accidents, traffic
  • Aorta, thoracic/injuries
  • Aortic aneurysm/etiology
  • Aortic coarctation/etiology
  • Aortic rupture
  • Heart failure, congestive/etiology
  • Hypertension/etiology
  • Thoracic injuries/complications
  • Wounds, nonpenetrating/complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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