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Rupture of a left sinus of valsalva aneurysm with coronary compression: a rare cause of ischemic chest pain.
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PMID:  22051320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe the case of a 52-year-old man presenting with chest pain and ischemic electrocardiogram changes. He was initially prepared to undergo primary percutaneous intervention, but echocardiography revealed pericardial effusion and computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of rupture of a left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Emergency surgery was performed, and the aneurysm was repaired using a composite Dacron-Aortic homograft patch. The patient had a good postoperative recovery. This case report demonstrates the difficulty dealing with the minority of patients presenting with presumed ST elevation myocardial infarction, but for whom the life-saving treatment is surgery.
Florim Cuculi; Michele Rossi; Kevin M Bradley; Stephen Westaby
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e97-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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