oa South African Medical Journal - Coarctation of the aorta : with terminal haemopericardium

Volume 26, Issue 20
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A case of coarctation of the aorta with repeated intrapericardial haemorrhage consequent on rupture of a dissection of the aorta is descriptionbed. The associated abnormalities are discussed. The lack of evidence of a collateral circulation is emphasized. The condition of coarctation may be completely symptom-free until a terminal complication arises.

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