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Investigations
Physical examination
Electrocardiography
Imaging techniques
Stress testing
Tilt testing
Cardiac catherization
Conditions
Cardiac arrhythmias
Congenital heart disease
Endocardial disease
Heart failure
Ischaemic heart disease
Pericardial diasease
Valvular heart disease
Vascular disease
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Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect in which there is a narrowing at a certain point in the aorta. The first sign of aortic coarctation is usually severe hypertension for which no other cause can be found.