Patch aortoplasty involves using a synthetic patch to widen the narrowed part of the descending aorta. Also known as:
- Heart surgery
- Aortic surgery
- Aortic coarctation surgery
- Aortic coarctation patch aortoplasty
- Surgery for coarctation of the aorta
Patch aortoplasty may be required as well as performed in cases of aortic coarctation or narrowing.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to patch aortoplasty for aortic coarctation. Surgical alternatives to the procedure include an end to end anastomosis, balloon angioplasty, bypass graft repair and left subclavian flap angioplasty for aortic coarctation.
Patch aortoplasty for aortic coarctation is performed under general anaesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and utterly unaware during the procedure.
Some of the possible risks involved in it are:
- High blood pressure
- Spinal cord damage
- Negative Reaction to the anaesthesia