dr Gaurav Agrawal
Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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The gold Standard Practice of palpating femoral pulses can pick up most of the newborns with Coarctation of Aorta(COA). These are either very weakly felt or not felt at all.

Also there will be no pulse trace while assessing saturation in lower limbs. We should not rely merely on saturation values until we get a good trace on monitor. In severe COA, we may get a normal saturation number but trace will not be there. Severe COA is a medical emergency and should NOT be missed.

Posted On: 20/11/2018

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