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Collateral Circulation in Coarctation of Aorta in Infancy and Childhood
  1. Rajamma Mathew,
  2. George Simon,
  3. Michael Joseph

    Abstract

    Forty patients with coarctation of the aorta under the age of 2 years were studied, and a well-developed collateral circulation was present when the coarctation was severe and the sole lesion. In those with an associated congenital heart lesion a collateral circulation was seen in rather more than half. It is suggested that in many patients, the collateral circulation develops during fetal or early postnatal life.

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