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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Feb;16(2):217-8. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs429. Epub 2012 Nov 8.

Large aneurysm of left coronary sinus of Valsalva presenting with effort-related ventricular fibrillation.

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Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. ffalconieri@hotmail.com

Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are very rare and are often asymptomatic. Clinical manifestations depend on associated complications, most commonly rupture or dissection. We describe the unusual case of a 46-year old presenting with exercise-induced ventricular fibrillation due to extrinsic compression of the left coronary artery. We also describe the surgical correction by valve-sparing aortic root replacement.

PMID:
23143206
PMCID:
PMC3548520
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivs429
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