The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 6 / 2016 / 53-59

The stiffness and elasticity of the ascending and descending aorta after surgical correction of coarctation of the aorta

Author Affiliations


Aim: To assess the changes in the elastic properties of the aorta during different follow-up period in patients underwent coarctation repair using a modified reverse left subclavian artery flap plasty and extended end-to-end anastomosis. Materials and methods: This was a prospective randomized study of the 54 patients underwent repair of coarctation of the aorta. Patients were divided in 2 groups depending on the correction type: reconstruction using the modified reverse left subclavian artery flap plasty (I group, 27 pts) or extended end-to-end anastomosis (II group, 27 pts). The 2 parameters were assessed in all patients – extensibility of the aortic wall and index of the aortic wall rigidity. Results: The statistically significant differences were found between two groups during the follow-up period (6, 12, 24 months). In the I group elastic properties were higher and index of the aortic wall rigidity was lower than in the II group. Conclusion: The method of modified reverse left subclavian artery flap plasty has shown higher aortic arch elastic properties than in the group with extended anastomosis technique, that allows reducing an arterial hypertension rate in late post-op period.

Key words

coarctation of the aorta, rigidity, elasticity
About Authors (Correspondence):

Soynov I.A. – cardiovascular surgeon of congenital heart disease department, researcher of new surgical technologies center, e-mail:

Sinelnikov Yu.S. – doctor of medical sciences, chief medical officer

Nichay N.R. – cardiovascular surgeon, junior

Kornilov I.A. – candidate of medical sciences, anesthesiologist, senior researcher

Nartsissova G.P. – doctor of medical sciences, professor, doctor of functional diagnostics, leading researcher

Prokhorova D.S. – candidate of medical sciences, doctor of functional diagnostics, researcher

Gasanov E.N.-оgly – candidate of medical sciences, head of center for pediatric cardiac surgery

Bogachev-Prokofyev A.V. – doctor of medical sciences, head of new surgical technologies center

Received: 27/12/2016