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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(1):43-45
    Clinical Case Report Based Study | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.91596

    Subaortic membrane with rupture of sinus of Valsalva presented with infective endocarditis and its thromboembolic complications


    Nirdesh Jain, Manish Gutch, Roopali Khanna1, Rahul Arora

    Departments of Internal Medicine, CSMMU and Departments of 1Cardiology, SGPGI, Lucknow, India.


    Rupture of the sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) is an uncommonly encountered condition. It can present with wider manifestations ranging from an asymptomatic murmur to cardiogenic shock. The case discussed in this report also had subaortic membrane which usually presents with subvalvular aortic stenosis, left ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial ischemia and sudden death. Corrective cardiac surgery was advised, but due to financial constraints, the patient could not be operated and he died. Here, the authors report for the first time an unusual presence of both RSOV and subaortic membrane and the patient presented with thromboembolic complication resulting from infective endocarditis.

    Key words:Infective endocarditis,rupture sinus of Valsalva,subaortic membrane.