A 22-year-old man was successfully treated for a serious heart condition, coarctation of the aorta (narrowing of the major artery), with a non-surgical procedure at RAK Hospital.

The patient had suffered from the disease since birth and reportedly became aware of it only after tests were conducted to determine the cause of his hypertension. The procedure, know as angioplasty with stenting, was done so he could have a normal blood pressure.

One in 2,500 children is born with coarctation of the aorta. This congenital heart disease is more common in baby boys than girls, RAK Hospital revealed.

Published: gulfnews.com | May 30, 2015

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