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The age at which people with coarctation of the aorta are diagnosed depends on the severity of the condition. If the aortic coarctation is severe, it's usually diagnosed during infancy. Testing for coarctation of the aorta while your baby is still in the womb is often not possible.
Adults and older children tend to have milder cases and usually appear healthy until a doctor detects:
Tests to confirm a diagnosis of coarctation of the aorta include:
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