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I cannot tell the exact difference between aortic stenosis and coarctation of aorta. Can somebody help me explain a little bit of this question? Thanks a lot!
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Aortic stenosis is stenosis of the aortic valve!! which is present at the root or aorta. left ventricle pushes against aortic valve to pump blood out of the heart!
and coarctation of aorta, is the narrowing of actual descending thoracic aorta! it cud be preductal or post ductal depending on its location!
hope that helped!
which medskool year are u inn?
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