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December 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:159–60 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.033

Percutaneous endovascular repair of congenital interruption of the thoracic aorta

Richard Armstrong, Kevin Walsh, David Mulcahy

Abstract

Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram showing cessation of flow in the descending aorta Figure 2. Three-dimensional reconstruction of computed tomography (CT) aortogram showing interruption of thoracic aorta Case An asymptomatic 28-year-old man with an incidental finding of hypertension at a routine visa renewal medical presented to outpatients for review and further investigation. Significant radiofemoral delay was found on palpation of pulses, and an ejection systolic murmur heard over the praecordium. Blood pressure was recorded as 190/70 mmHg, despite therapy including irbesartan 300 mg, amlodipine 5 mg and atenolol 50 mg. Transthoracic

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