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Premature pulmonic valve opening following sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture into the right atrium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1139764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Echocardiographic features of a patient with sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture into the right atrium are described. The aneurysm presented as a dense echo-producing mass in the right atrium which descended into the tricuspid orifice during diastole and withdrew back into the atrium during ventricular systole. Pulmonic valve exho motion demonstrated early diastolic pulmonic valve opening indicating an early right ventricular diastolic pressure rise exceeding simultaneous pulmonary artery pressure. Since the aorta is the only source of early diastolic pressure in excess of pulmonary artery pressure available to the right heart, this finding of early diastolic pulmonic valve opening indicated the presence of a fistula between the aorta and right heart. Other interesting echocardiographic features of this case are also presented.
A E Weyman; J C Dillon; H Feigenbaum; S Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-10-07     Completed Date:  1975-10-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  556-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / diagnosis
Endocarditis, Bacterial / complications
Fistula / diagnosis
Heart Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Heart Atria / surgery
Heart Diseases / diagnosis
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Pulmonary Edema / complications
Pulmonary Valve / physiopathology*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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