Congenital narrowing of a short section of the aorta.
- These anomalies include patent ductus arteriosus, vascular ring, and coarctation of aorta.
- Peripheral pulses (radial and femoral) also should be measured for rate and rhythm and to rule out coarctation of the aorta.
- Now he had a coarctation of the aorta and would probably need major surgery.
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