Two different presentations of sinus of valsalva aneurysm

Nishit Patel, Talla A. Rousan, Marvin D. Peyton, Chittur A. Sivaram

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Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can be congenital or acquired. We report 2 cases of SVA. The first case involves a 59-year-old male presenting with frequent syncope. Echocardiogram revealed a large right SVA obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT). The second case involves a 21-year-old female presenting with sudden onset chest pain and a continuous machinery murmur. Echocardiogram revealed a ruptured right SVA into the right atrium. Although advanced percutaneous techniques have been implemented in the correction of this anomaly, open-heart surgery with or without aortic valve replacement remains the treatment of choice. Mini-Abstract Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can be congenital or acquired. We report 2 cases of SVA: a large right SVA obstructing the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) in a patient presenting with syncope, and a ruptured right SVA into the right atrium in a patient presenting with acute onset chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E181-E184
JournalEchocardiography
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aneurysm
  • rupture
  • sinus of Valsalva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Patel, N., Rousan, T. A., Peyton, M. D., & Sivaram, C. A. (2014). Two different presentations of sinus of valsalva aneurysm. Echocardiography, 31(6), E181-E184. https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.12593