Home > Heart Disease > Aortic Coarctation Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 18, 2009 by WMoskowitz, Views: 5015 Aortic Coarctation. Aortic coarctation is a congenital narrowing of the Aorta- the major blood vessell of the body. IF left untreated, hypertension, stroke, heart disease are all more likely. A balloon catheter can be used to open the narrowing in aortic coarctation. Dr. William Moskowitz. VCU.