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Delineation of Anatomy of the Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva with Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Advantage of the Added Dimension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22324659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The rupture of sinus of Valsalva is a rare complication of infective endocarditis. Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography represents an important adjunctive tool to demonstrate the ruptured sinus of Valsalva with better delineation of its characteristics. We present an adult patient with rupture of right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm due to infective endocarditis of the aortic valve, in whom the two-dimensional (2D) transthoracic echocardiogram erroneously localized the site of rupture into the right atrium. Whereas, 3D transthoracic echocardiogram accurately delineated the site of rupture into the right ventricle and it was confirmed on subsequent cardiac catheterization and angiogram. In addition, 3D echocardiography clearly showed the size and shape of the defect, which helped in successful transcatheter closure of the defect with amplatzer duct occluder device. (Echocardiography ****;**:E1-E4).
Authors:
Sharad Chandra; Sudarshan Kumar Vijay; Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi; Ram Kirti Saran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Department of Cardiology, Chatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (King George Medical College), Lucknow, U.P., India.
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