About Opening Coarctations (Without Surgery)


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Eaton Building - 2nd Floor, in the Cardiac I​​​nvestigations Unit (CVIU)​


What We D​​​o​​

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.


Hours & C​ontact​​​

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12:00 am – 4:30 pm

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sue Jimeno, Nurse Coordinator
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 6258​

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