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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Adolescent Systemic Hypertension: Late Diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta

  • Open or Close Carlos Barrios and Michael Giuffre*

    1 Department of Pediatric/Adult Echocardiographer, University of Calgary, Canada

    2 Department of Pediatrics and Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary, Canada

    *Corresponding author: Michael Giuffre, Providence Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, 120, 109 Quarry Park Blvd SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2C 5E7

Submission: February 09, 2017; Published: July 16, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2018.02.000539

ISSN: 2576-9200
Volume2 Issue3


A fourteen-year-old boy was referred to our community pediatric cardiology outpatient clinic for an incidental finding of systemic hypertension that was noted by the patient’s family physician on routine evaluation. The patient was completely asymptomatic, with no visual changes, no headaches, and had a normal activity profile by history. He had an unremarkable past medical history and also had a family history of late onset hypertension.

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