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A Rare Case Report of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva in Pregnancy: Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography

Sheenam Walia, Sunder L Negi, Pankaj Aggarwal, Subhrashis G Niyogi, Pooja Sikka

Keywords : Pregnancy, Ruptured sinus of valsalva, Transesophageal echocardiography, Ventricular septal defect

Citation Information : Walia S, Negi SL, Aggarwal P, Niyogi SG, Sikka P. A Rare Case Report of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva in Pregnancy: Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2020; 8 (2):40-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Ruptured sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) is a rare but potentially fatal condition and is usually associated with congenital conditions like ventricular septal defect (VSD), aortic insufficiency, and bicuspid aortic valve.1 Ruptured sinus of Valsalva is rare in pregnancy and if present, causes additional strain on the already stretched hemodynamics of a pregnant female.2 Very few cases of an RSOV in pregnancy have been reported.2,3 We describe a case of RSOV during pregnancy.

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