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Case reports
Rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm complicated by infective endocarditis – diagnosis difficulties

Piotr Lisowski, Tomasz Hirnle, Anna Adamczuk, Anna Lisowska, Bożena Sobkowicz, Sławomir Nadlewski, Jerzy Górny
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(1):77-79.

open access

Vol 64, No 1 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-01-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is a rare congenital heart disease. It constitutes about 0,14%-1,5% of congenital heart surgery cases. Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva can be asymptomatic for many years. Only rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm leads to hemodynamic disturbances which in turn causes rapid deterioration of patient clinical condition. Some of the congenital heart diseases can be complicated by of infective endocarditis. This case report concerns the rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a 45 year old woman, which caused infective endocarditis on the tricuspid valve, which has been initially diagnosed as a complication of congenital heart disease in the form of the intraventricular defect.

Abstract

Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva is a rare congenital heart disease. It constitutes about 0,14%-1,5% of congenital heart surgery cases. Aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva can be asymptomatic for many years. Only rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm leads to hemodynamic disturbances which in turn causes rapid deterioration of patient clinical condition. Some of the congenital heart diseases can be complicated by of infective endocarditis. This case report concerns the rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a 45 year old woman, which caused infective endocarditis on the tricuspid valve, which has been initially diagnosed as a complication of congenital heart disease in the form of the intraventricular defect.
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Keywords

aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva; infective endocarditis; cardiac surgery

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Title

Case reports
Rupture of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm complicated by infective endocarditis – diagnosis difficulties

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 1 (2006)

Pages

77-79

Published online

2006-01-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(1):77-79.

Keywords

aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva
infective endocarditis
cardiac surgery

Authors

Piotr Lisowski
Tomasz Hirnle
Anna Adamczuk
Anna Lisowska
Bożena Sobkowicz
Sławomir Nadlewski
Jerzy Górny

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