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Unruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva presenting with right ventricular outflow obstruction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12809262     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms rarely present until rupture occurs. We describe the case of a patient who presented with acute right heart failure and upon investigation was found to have an unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm causing right ventricular outflow obstruction; there was an associated subaortic ventricular septal defect. To the best of our knowledge, only 1 other case with these features has been reported in the medical literature. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic echocardiography and cardiac catheterization. Through an aortic and right ventricular approach, we successfully excised the aneurysmal right coronary sinus, closed the ventricular septal defect, and replaced the aortic valve.
Roy Thankachen; Roy Gnanamuthu; Harikrishna Doshi; Vinayak Shukla; Roy John Korula
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-17     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore 632 004, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Aortic Valve
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / etiology,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Prostheses and Implants
Sinus of Valsalva*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / complications
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / etiology*,  surgery

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