Hicaz Zenci̇rkıran Agus, Mustafa Yıldız, Serkan Kahraman, Özgür Sürgi̇t, Cemil Can

Keywords: Aortic coarctation, atrial tachycardia, radiofrequency catheter ablation


In the present report, we describe a rare coexistence of atrial tachycardia (AT) in a patient with aortic coarctation (AoC). Adults with undiagnosed AoC are usually asymptomatic or may present with hypertension. A 45-year-old female presented to the emergency department with acute onset supraventricular tachycardia. While ablating AT, we diagnosed AoC. Radiofrequency catheter ablation and implantation of a stent across the coarctation segment was successfully performed. Thus, a young patient with resistant hypertension and cardiac murmur should be a sufficient clue for the suspicion of AoC.