Bicuspid aortic valve and unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, a rare association

Pasquale Assennato, Salvatore Novo, Giuseppina Novo, Ludovico La Grutta, Antonino Mignano, Egle Corrado, Ludovico La Grutta, Salvatore Novo, Patrizia Carità, Gregory Dendramis, Emanuela Clara Bertolino, Giuseppe Coppola, Antonino Mignano, Giuseppina Novo, Luigi Neglia, Pasquale Assennato, Egle Corrado, Gregory Dendramis, Luigi Neglia, Patrizia Carita'

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Abstract

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is one of the most common forms of congenitalheart defect and is associated with other congenital vascular andcardiac defects. The most common comorbidity is dilation of thoracicaorta and clinical manifestations are usually related to function of theaortic valve and to other cardiovascular acquired complications. Sinusof Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an uncommon congenital cardiovascularanomaly and the combination of these two anomalies is very rare. Commoncomplications are rupture and obstruction of the terminationchamber due to space-occupying effect of large unruptured aneurysms.Early cardiac imaging can help limiting morbidity and mortality in thesepatients
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Volume202
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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