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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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

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Sinus of Valsalva
Pulmonary Edema
Heart Atria
Aneurysm
Rupture
Ruptured Aneurysm
Pulmonary Veins
Atrial Fibrillation
Echocardiography
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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An Unusual Cause of Pulmonary Edema : Acute Rupture of Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm into the Left Atrium. / Moreo, Antonella; De Chiara, Benedetta; Bruschi, Giuseppe; Tarelli, Giuseppe; Parolini, Marina; Mauri, Francesco.

In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 19, No. 7, 07.2006.

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Moreo, Antonella ; De Chiara, Benedetta ; Bruschi, Giuseppe ; Tarelli, Giuseppe ; Parolini, Marina ; Mauri, Francesco. / An Unusual Cause of Pulmonary Edema : Acute Rupture of Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm into the Left Atrium. In: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2006 ; Vol. 19, No. 7.
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