Surgical Rescue After Failed Percutaneous Closure of an Aorto-Atrial Tunnel

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Congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare disorder, mostly involving the right and noncoronary sinuses, in which intracardiac rupture is more likely foreseen into the right chambers. Because of the unfavorable prognosis, which includes heart failure and sudden death, detection itself is an indication for treatment, which may be performed either surgically or percutaneously. We present a case of a four-year-old patient with aorto-right atrial tunnel, in which a transcatheter attempt of closure was performed, complicated by new onset of aortic valve regurgitation, requiring surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2150135118802802
JournalWorld journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Apr 21 2019


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