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Echocardiography of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with rupture into the right atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7721503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Before the advent of modern techniques, diagnosing unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in the living patient was rare, with most of the reports coming from autopsy or surgery. Once rupture occurs however, characteristic symptoms and signs, such as precordial distress, a continuous murmur over the base of the heart, pulmonary congestion, and congestive heart failure, usually occur rather abruptly. We describe a case of ruptured aneurysm of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva diagnosed by transthoracic echocardiography and Doppler as a single examination for quickly establishing a correct diagnosis in patients with a new continuous murmur.
L Missault; B Callens; Y Taeymans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-19     Completed Date:  1995-05-19     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Rupture / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Doppler
Heart Atria / surgery,  ultrasonography
Heart Catheterization
Sinus of Valsalva / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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