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Optimal imaging after coarctation stenting
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    Re:CT or MRI for post-procedural aortic stenting?
    • Eric Rosenthal, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Aaron Bell

    Further to Kenny et al's response to our editorial view (1) of their original paper (2), we completely agree that long-term surveillance after coarctation stenting is required to detect complications but would re- iterate that this must also apply to balloon dilation and surgical repairs too. Given that these patients will need life-long follow up and continued imaging it is important that such imaging carries a low risk to...

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    CT or MRI for post-procedural aortic stenting?
    • Damien P Kenny, Specialist registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mark Hamilton, Rob Martin

    To the Editor: We thank Dr Rosenthal and Bell for their insightful editorial comments 1 relating to our study. 2 There is little doubt that until we have longer follow-up on the incidence of potential adverse events following coarctation stenting, some form of advanced imaging is required and this is endorsed by ongoing large follow-up studies. 3 Although we agree that with specific imaging techniques MRI may provide inf...

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