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Title: Unruptured sinus of Valsava aneurysm presenting as acute coronary syndrome
Author(s): VERMEULEN, Tom , CLAEYS, Marc , VRINTS, Christiaan
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 61 Issue: 6 Date: December 2006
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an infrequent cardiac anomaly.In the United States, it accounts for only 0.15 to 1.5% of all cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms can be acquired, secondary to infectious, degenerative or traumatic processes. This paper describes the case report of an 81-year-old woman, with an unruptured aneurysm of the right Valsalva sinus, who was admitted to the emergency department with a history of chest pain. After surgical repair of the sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, the prognosis is usually good, and the risk of recurrence is rare.