We report a case of surgical treatment for ascending aortic aneurysm and aortic valve regurgitation (AR) 24 years after operative repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA). The patient was a 32-year-old man who had undergone operative repair of CoA and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) ligation when 8 years old, and was followed since then. However, since 14 years after the operation, dilation of his ascending aorta and AR was observed. Then the AR deteriorated and the ascending aorta dilated, and at 24 years after operation he had symptoms of heart failure. So we performed ascending aorta replacement and aortic root replacement (reimplantation). Despite primary success of the operative repair of CoA, however. 9% of patients develop aortic aneurysms long after the operation. Therefore, long-term follow-up is needed after repair of coarctation of the aorta.
Adult • Aortic Aneurysm • Aortic Coarctation • Aortic Valve Insufficiency • Humans • Male • Postoperative Complications • Time Factors • etiology* • surgery • surgery*