Interrupted Aortic Arch is a disorder related to the heart, where the aortic arch is discontinuous or absent. The portion of the main artery that bends between the ascending and descending aorta is known as the aortic arch. Several types of discontinuity can affect the aortic arch, causing complications. Its symptoms include weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, rapid breathing, increased heart rate and low level of oxygen, especially when measured in the legs or feet.
HOW IS INTERRUPTED AORTIC ARCH DIAGNOSED?
Patients with Interrupted Aortic Arch, especially those with type B, often have a chromosomal abnormality known as DiGeorge syndrome. Symptoms of this syndrome are problems with low calcium, growth retardation and immune system abnormalities.