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Rapid hemodynamic deterioration because of acute rupture of an aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva: the importance of echocardiography in early diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12373255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with an acute rupture of an aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva of a bicuspid aortic valve into the right atrium. This congenital disorder is a result of a weak point in the aortic wall resulting from a localized interruption of the media. Because of rapid hemodynamic deterioration, early diagnosis is mandatory and often lifesaving. Echocardiography is the most reliable method to confirm the diagnosis.
W Hans Pasteuning; Jan A Roukema; Albert H M van Straten; Miranda A C van der; Wally F Wonnink-de Jonge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-09     Completed Date:  2003-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1108-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Elisabeth Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aortic Aneurysm / physiopathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Rupture / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve / surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Hemodynamics / physiology
Sinus of Valsalva / surgery,  ultrasonography*
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