Toronto General Hospital |
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Cardiac Investigations Unit (CVIU)
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A coarctation is a narrowing of the aorta, the main artery that supplies blood from your heart to your body. Because the aorta's constricted, the heart has to work harder to pump blood. It's as if your body is having a traffic jam that's getting bigger over time. It can mean higher blood pressure above the constriction and lower blood pressure below.
We use a balloon procedure to open the narrowing.
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Fridays8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sue Jimeno, Nurse CoordinatorPhone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6258
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