Many individuals born with coarctation of the aorta do not experience any symptoms. There is however always a risk associated with the condition, which is why many insurance companies exercise caution when assessing life insurance policy applications from those who have it.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Increased stroke risk
- Risk of aortic rupture
- Cramping sensations in the legs
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Weak muscles
Those with severe coarctation of the aorta usually require surgery, although this will depend on their age and overall health. The required procedure is one that widens the aorta, known as an angioplasty procedure.