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Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presenting as acute coronary syndrome.

Authors
  • Vermeulen, Tom1
  • Claeys, Marc
  • Vrints, Christiaan
  • 1 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Cardiologica
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
December 2006
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
665–667
Identifiers
PMID: 17205926
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an infrequent cardiac anomaly. In the United States, it accounts for only 0.15 to 1.5% of all cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms can be acquired, secondary to infectious, degenerative or traumatic processes. This paper describes the case report of an 81-year-old woman, with an unruptured aneurysm of the right Valsalva sinus, who was admitted to the emergency department with a history of chest pain. After surgical repair of the sinus ofValsalva aneurysm, the prognosis is usually good, and the risk of recurrence is rare.

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