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Echocardiogram of the month
Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva

Zbigniew Gąsior, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Krzysztof Gołba, Aleksandra Wilczek-Banc, Grażyna Knauer-Janicka, Jolanta Biernat, Grzegorz Smolka
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):532-535.

open access

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac disease. It is usually an asymptomatic anomaly, however when it ruptures, symptoms appear and patient’s condition deteriorates rapidly. We describe a case of a 24-year female with a ruptured aneurysm of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva. The aneurysm ruptured in the right atrium causing severe hemodynamic complications. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.

Abstract

Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is a rare cardiac disease. It is usually an asymptomatic anomaly, however when it ruptures, symptoms appear and patient’s condition deteriorates rapidly. We describe a case of a 24-year female with a ruptured aneurysm of the non-coronary sinus of Valsalva. The aneurysm ruptured in the right atrium causing severe hemodynamic complications. The diagnosis was made by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
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Keywords

aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva; transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography

About this article
Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)

Pages

532-535

Published online

2006-06-01

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):532-535.

Keywords

aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva
transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography

Authors

Zbigniew Gąsior
Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
Krzysztof Gołba
Aleksandra Wilczek-Banc
Grażyna Knauer-Janicka
Jolanta Biernat
Grzegorz Smolka

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