Ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm presenting as ST-elevation myocardial infarction

Alistair C. Lindsay, Balakrishnan Mahesh, Jullien A. Gaer, Miles C.D. Dalby

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Background. A 52-year-old man presented with central chest pain, which he had experienced for 8 h. He had no other associated symptoms and no prior history of cardiovascular disease. investigations. Electrocardiography, chest radiography, coronary angiography, aortic angiography, echocardiography, CT thorax with contrast. Diagnosis. Ruptured aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva. Management. emergency sternotomy and pericardiotomy, followed by aortic root replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalNature Reviews Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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