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Journal of Case Reports
Aneurysms of the Sinus of Valsalva Associated with Severe Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Hao Thai Phan 
Department of Internal Medicine, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Hao Thai Phan 
Email: phanthaihao@yahoo.com
Received: 06-JAN-2018 Accepted: 06-JAN-2019 Published Online: 10-FEB-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0008
Background: Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SOVA) are very uncommon, with an incidence ranging from 0.1 to 3.5% of all congenital heart defects. Such aneurysms account for only 0.14% of all open heart surgical procedures. SOVA are usually diagnosed as an incidental finding or after an acute rupture into an adjacent cardiac structure. Case Report: We report a case of SOVA associated with severe aortic valve regurgitation. Conclusion: Before rupture, SOVA may present with conduction-system abnormalities attributable to erosion into the inter-ventricular septum, thromboembolism originating in the aneurysm sac, and myocardial ischemia attributable to coronary compression. 
Keywords : Aortic Valve, Aortic Valve Insufficiency, Congenital Heart Defects, Coronary Artery Disease, Sinus of Valsalva.
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