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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(2):132-134
    CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.95368

    Ruptured right sinus of Valsalva into main pulmonary artery


    Prashant N. Mohite, Manoj K. Rohit1, Shyam K. Thingnam

    Departments of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery,

    1Cardiology, Post Graduation Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


    A young adult who presented with congestive heart failure was found to have ruptured aneurysm of right sinus of Valsalva. The aneurysm was opening into the main pulmonary artery, which was demonstrated well by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and confirmed by cardiac catheterization. Aneurysm was repaired followed by aortic valve replacement.

    Key words:Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm,sinus of Valsalva aneerysm,pulmonary artery.