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    Cardiovascular risk factors in adults with coarctation of the aorta

    Maria Fedchenko, Zacharias Mandalenakis, Helena Dellborg, Görel Hultsberg‐Olsson, Anna Björk, Peter Eriksson, Mikael Dellborg

    Congenital Heart Disease, Vol.14, No.4, pp. 549-558, 2019, DOI:10.1111/chd.12785

    Abstract Background: The aging patient with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) faces the risk of developing atherosclerotic disease. Patients with coarctation of the aorta (CoA) are especially vulnerable because of an inherent high risk of developing hy‐ pertension. However, data on the prevalence of other cardiovascular risk factors are scarce. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the prevalence of traditional cardio‐ vascular risk factors (diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle) in adult patients with CoA.
    Methods: Patients with CoA who were registered at the ACHD clinic in Gothenburg were asked to participate in a comprehensive cardiovascular… More >

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