Mohan Pamulapati, MB, BS; Stephen Teague, MD; Paul Stelzer, MD; Udho Thadani, MB, BS
The first case of an aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva that had ruptured into the right ventricle was reported by James Hope in 1831 (1). Many cases, especially from Asia, have since been reported (2, 3). Although these aneurysms usually involve the right aortic sinus, noncoronary or left coronary sinuses may be involved (2). The condition is more prevalent in males than females and usually goes undetected unless a rupture occurs (2). The rupture usually occurs into the right heart chambers and only rarely into the left ventricle or pulmonary artery. Rupture of an aneurysm of the sinus of
Pamulapati M, Teague S, Stelzer P, Thadani U. Successful Surgical Repair of a Ruptured Aneurysm of the Sinus of Valsalva in Early Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. ;115:880–882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-11-880
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(11):880-882.
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