A physicians referral is required for this study, which, subject to certain exclusion criteria, is open to children and teens who have CoA and an aneurysm or who are at increased risk of an aneurysm.
Protocol Description. This multicenter study is being done to test the application of the CP Stent, an uncovered platinumiridium wire stent, also known as the Cheatham platinum stent, for treatment of coarctation of the aorta (CoA).
Coarctation of the aorta, COA for short, is a congenital defect, meaning that someone is born with it. Doctors don't know for sure why certain people are born with COA. Doctors don't know for sure why certain people are born with COA.
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