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Table 1 Follow up data of patients with transcatheter intervention for coarctation of the aorta in adults

From: Stent dilatation of atretic aortic coarctation in an adult-case report and literature review

Author Year Number of patients Age range (years) Mean gradient across the coarctation after the procedure (mm Hg) Mean increase in diameter of the involved segment (mm) Patients with improvement in hypertension after the procedure (%) Follow up period (months)
Tzifa 'et–al' 2006 30 (covered stents) 28 ± 17.5 4 ± 4 17.1 ± 3.1 43 11
Shennib 'et–al' 2010 22 (13 balloon and stents, 9 endoluminal grafts) 40 + 18 4 + 7 19 + 4 100 31 + 15.6
Forbes 'et–al' 2011 61 (ballon angioplasty) 0.4–42.5 ≤10 in 55 % patients Coarctation: Descending aorta diameter ratio ≥ 0.6 in 93 % patients 16 % patients on anti hypertensive medications 18–60
≤15 in 82 % patients
Forbes 'et–al' 2011 217 (stents) 2.2–74.3 ≤10 in 75 % patients Coarctation: Descending aorta diameter ratio ≥ 0.6 in 89 % patients 31 % patients on anti hypertensive medications 18–60
≤15 85 % patients