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An unusual cause of pulmonary edema: acute rupture of noncoronary sinus of valsalva aneurysm into the left atrium.
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PMID:  16825008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a patient admitted to hospital with pulmonary edema and atrial fibrillation. The transthoracic echocardiogram showed noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm ruptured into the left atrium, with a turbulent flow directed toward the left atrium floor and the pulmonary vein, which explained the clinical presentation. Echocardiography played a crucial role in identification of the cause and correct therapeutic approach.
Antonella Moreo; Benedetta De Chiara; Giuseppe Bruschi; Giuseppe Tarelli; Marina Parolini; Francesco Mauri
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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:  19     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-07     Completed Date:  2006-09-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  938.e9-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Department, Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aneurysm, Dissecting / complications*,  diagnosis*
Coronary Vessels / ultrasonography
Heart Atria / ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Edema / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Rare Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology
Sinus of Valsalva / ultrasonography*

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