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Right heart obstruction from a balloon-like sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a patient with Down syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11992138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 40-year-old man with Down syndrome presented with right heart failure. He was markedly obese and had severe developmental delay. There was marked edema and an early diastolic sound. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested a right heart mass. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed an unruptured balloon-like sinus of Valsalva aneurysm within the right atrium that obstructed the tricuspid orifice. The patient died in hospital of mixed obstructive and/or septic shock.
S Douglas Lee; Majo Joseph; A Stephane Lambert; C David Mazer; Stuart J Hutchison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-06     Completed Date:  2002-05-29     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Down Syndrome*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Fatal Outcome
Sinus of Valsalva*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / etiology*
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / etiology*

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