Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with dynamic aortic regurgitation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) can present with dynamic aortic regurgitation (AR). Hemodynamic changes elicited by induction of general anesthesia can lead to dynamic AR in setting of ruptured SVA. Perioperative echocardiography is critical in understanding the etiology of AR and in guiding surgical decision-making. If the aortic valve is structurally normal, AR may resolve following patch repair of the SVA rupture defect. Conventional measures of assessing AR severity are not accurate with continuous left-to-right flow across a ruptured SVA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pollak, AL; Vega, E; Whitacre, M; Nicoara, A

Published Date

  • January 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 74 - 81

PubMed ID

  • 36522841

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8175

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0742-2822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/echo.15502


  • eng