Percutaneous closure of a ruptured right coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 447-450 | DOI: 10.5505/tkda.2012.67026

Percutaneous closure of a ruptured right coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm

Ramazan Akdemir1, Ekrem Yeter2, Harun Kılıç2, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem2
1Sakarya University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Sakarya, Turkey
2Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Research And Education Hospital Department of Cardiology, Ankara, Turkey

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is a rare disease that is mostly congenital in origin. The rupture of a SVA may occur and can eventually lead to death unless definite surgical treatment occurs. In this article, a ruptured and percutaneously treated SVA in a subject who underwent two consecutive corrective open cardiac surgeries due to a congenital heart disease was examined. An 18-year-old male was referred because of the complaint of dyspnea and fatigue. He underwent a complete repair of tetrology of Fallot before and a redo-repair of residual VSD three years before. A ruptured SVA was detected by transthoracic echocardiography and aortography. Percutaneous closure was successful by an Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder. Percutaneous treatment of a ruptured SVA may be an alternative technique to surgery in selected cases.

Keywords: Aortic aneurysm, aortic rupture/surgery, heart septal defects, ventricular/therapy; sinus of Valsalva

How to cite this article
Ramazan Akdemir, Ekrem Yeter, Harun Kılıç, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem. Percutaneous closure of a ruptured right coronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012; 40(5): 447-450

Corresponding Author: Ramazan Akdemir, Türkiye
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