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Continuing care of the patient following repair

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Late complications following surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta are common and therefore long-term follow-up is required. A bicuspid aortic valve may be present which is a risk factor for infective endocarditis. Also late onset hypertension may occur.

Ref: Factfile (8/97). British Heart Foundation.

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