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Abdominal coarctation in a hypertensive female collegiate basketball player
  1. B Sloan1,
  2. S Simons2,
  3. A Stromwall1
  1. 1Emergency Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
  2. 2St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Indiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Sloan
 Indiana University, Emergency Medicine, 1050 Wishard Blvd, Rm 2200, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA; bsloan{at}


The purpose of the preparticipation examination is to identify health conditions that might adversely affect an athlete while participating in sport. Hypertension is the most common. This case report details a female basketball player found to be hypertensive, and complaining of fatigue, at her preparticipation physical examination. Presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and final outcome of coarctation involving the abdominal aorta are summarised.

  • abdominal coarctation
  • basketball
  • hypertension

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