Unruptured Noncoronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm: Preoperative Characterization by Transesophageal Echocardiography

Joseph L. Blackshear, Robert E. Safford, Gary E. Lane, William K. Freeman, Hartzell V. Schaff

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Abstract

We describe a patient with a large unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm that was discovered incidentally. Transesophageal echocardiography was used to characterize the aneurysm preoperatively, and was helpful intraoperatively in assessment of the degree of native aortic valvular regurgitation after repair. The use of transthoracic echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, Doppler echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography are discussed in this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-490
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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