aortic coarctation

Aorta: postductal coarctation of the aorta 

Note the area of constriction just distal to the ligamentum arteriosum (arrow) extending off the transected pulmonary artery. The proximal aorta is dilated and the posterior wall of the aorta hit by the jet-stream of blood going through the narrow opening is also aneurysmally dilated. You can trace a figure 3 lying on its side

itslonewolfgamer  asked:

When requests are open again could you please do Zen and Junkrat reacting to seeing their s/o's heart surgery/aortic coarctation scars for the first time?


  • He goes quiet suddenly, hand reverently reaching forward to brush against it. You don’t know what the warm feeling is deep inside of you but you don’t know how to feel about it.
    He wants to know about it, listening intently as you describe the fear of being told you’d need surgery. The relief when you were told it was the end of your doctor trips and surgery. He nods when appropriate and hums.
  • He says they’re beautiful, a sign that you’re alive. He’s glad that you’re here now, grateful that others fought for your life as well.


  • It doesn’t click at first that it’s from heart surgery, he had seen more than enough scars in his life growing up in the outback. There was no second thought than he was glad you survived it.
  • He’s a little mistrustful when you say it was a doctor, he just assumed that they tried to murder you and it kinda makes you laugh. It does make you a little glad that he just assumed you beat up your surgeons.
  • After your explaination, he suddenly has the thought when he can see it, that you had those to save your life. He doesn’t know how to feel about it so he blows up some private property.

Patient  diagnosed with aortic coarctation, in this case the patient’s hypertension and murmur were likely caused by a previously undiagnosed coarctation of the aorta, the chest radiograph demonstrated an enlarged collateral intercostal arterial circulation that had caused notching of the inferior-posterior rib margins, which was supportive of the diagnosis