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Ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with bicuspid aortic valve


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The sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a relatively rare condition that may be congenital or acquired. We present a case of a young man who was admitted to the emergency department with acute dyspnoea whilst playing football. After investigation, the diagnosis of a ruptured right sinus of Valsalva aneurysm into the right atrium was made. The patient also had a bicuspid aortic valve. Percutaneous approach to close the fistula was unsuccessful and the patient underwent surgical closure of the fistula with replacement of his bicuspid aortic valve.










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22 - 10 - 2008


  • Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, L14 3PE, United Kingdom
  • Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, L14 3PE, United Kingdom
  • Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool, L14 3PE, United Kingdom


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