Case Report
Volume 7 Issue 12 - 2020
Multiple Unruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysms Involving Right and Left Aortic Sinuses and Presenting as Severe Aortic Regurgitation
Humberto Morais*
Department of Cardiology, Hospital Militar Principal/Instituto Superior, Luanda, Angola
*Corresponding Author: Humberto Morais, Department of Cardiology, Hospital Militar Principal/Instituto Superior, Luanda, Angola.
Received: October 05, 2020; Published: November 25, 2020




Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SVAs) is a rare but well-known defect of the aortic root. An even greater rarity is the presence of multiple unruptured aneurysms in the same patient. Unruptured SVAs is asymptomatic usually and often found incidentally. However, the condition can manifest by distortion or compression of adjacent structures as right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, aortic insufficiency, tricuspid stenosis and regurgitation, myocardial ischemia or infarction, conduction disturbances, mediastinal mass, thromboembolism and rupture. The diagnostic modalities include transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, multidetector computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging angiography and cardiac catheterization. Surgical repair of unruptured SVAs should be advised in symptomatic cases.

The author describe a case of multiple unruptured SVAs involving right and left aortic sinuses presenting with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, due to a severe aortic regurgitation in a 25-year-old female who underwent successful surgical repair.

Keywords: Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm; Echocardiography; Computed Tomography; Aortic Regurgitation

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Citation: Humberto Morais. “Multiple Unruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysms Involving Right and Left Aortic Sinuses and Presenting as Severe Aortic Regurgitation”. EC Cardiology 7.12 (2020): 44-48.

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