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World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 Jan;8(1):13-17. doi: 10.1177/2150135116673809.

Short-Term Results of Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Repair.

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1 Department of Congenital Heart Disease at JSC "Republican Specialized Center of Surgery named after academician V. Vakhidov", Tashkent, Uzbekistan.



We retrospectively analyzed 65 patients who underwent surgical repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm over the last 27 years.


From January 1, 1988, to October 1, 2015, a total of 65 patients with sinus of Valsalva aneurysm underwent surgical repair in our hospital. There were 41 males (63%) and 24 females (37%), and their age ranged from 5 to 50 years (mean 23 ± 10 years, median 21 years). Out of the 65 patients, 45 (69%) had ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, 46 (70%) had a ventricular septal defect, and 22 (34%) had aortic valve insufficiency. The ruptured sinus of Valsalva was repaired with patch in 12 cases and direct suturing in 33 cases. The aortic valve was replaced in five patients and the aortic root was replaced in five patients.


Sixty patients (92%) survived the 30-day operative interval. At one year follow-up, only two patients had complications: infective endocarditis and sepsis, which lead to septic shock (n = 1) and paraprosthetic leakage and mitral valve regurgitation (n = 1). All the other patients were well and in New York Heart Association functional class I or II.


In this relatively high-risk population, repair of SVA can be achieved with satisfactory early results.


Valsalva sinus; aortic root; aortic valve replacement; surgical repair

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