An Unusual Cause of Pulmonary Edema: Acute Rupture of Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm into the Left Atrium

Antonella Moreo, Benedetta De Chiara, Giuseppe Bruschi, Giuseppe Tarelli, Marina Parolini, Francesco Mauri

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Abstract

We present the case of a patient admitted to hospital with pulmonary edema and atrial fibrillation. The transthoracic echocardiogram showed noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm ruptured into the left atrium, with a turbulent flow directed toward the left atrium floor and the pulmonary vein, which explained the clinical presentation. Echocardiography played a crucial role in identification of the cause and correct therapeutic approach.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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