Coarctation of the Aorta

This is an example of coarctation of the aorta, a congenital abnormality.

Ths first heart sound is normal. The second heart sound is intensified.

There is diamond shaped murmur occupying most of systole and a high-pitched decrescendo murmur in the first half of diastole.

In the anatomy tab you can see a constriction in the descending aorta which is responsible for the systolic murmur.

There is regurgitant flow from the aorta into the left ventricle which causes the diastolic murmur.

The left ventricle wall thickness is increased due to aortic pressure elevation caused by the aortic coarctation.

Coarctation of the Aorta
Position: Aortic
Chestpiece: Diaphragm


maneuver
Maneuver: Sitting leaning forward

Phonocardiogram

waveform

Cardiac Animation

Table of Contents
left button        right button


This website is only for medical professional education. Contact a healthcare provider for medical care. Copyright 2011-2019 © MedEdu LLC. All Rights Reserved. About | Privacy Policy | Email

  • facebook like
  • twitter like
  • linkedin like
  • email share