ⓘ Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva

                                     

ⓘ Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva

Aneurysm of the aortic sinus, also known as the sinus of Valsalva, is a rare abnormality of the aorta, the largest artery in the body. The aorta normally has three small pouches that sit directly above the aortic valve, and an aneurysm of one of these sinuses is a thin-walled swelling. Aneurysms may affect the right, non-coronary, or rarely the left coronary sinus. These aneurysms may not cause any symptoms but if large can cause shortness of breath, palpitations or blackouts. Aortic sinus aneurysms can burst or rupture into adjacent cardiac chambers, which can lead to heart failure if untreated.

Aneurysm of the aortic sinus can occur in isolation or may have been seen in connection with other diseases of the aorta, including Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, and bicuspid aortic valve. They can be diagnosed using Echocardiography or magnetic resonance imaging of the heart MRI. Treatment includes control of blood pressure, but surgery may be necessary, especially if the aneurysm ruptures.

                                     
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