Aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva

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Definition

Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva, also known as "aneurysm of the aortic sinus" is a rare disorder, affecting only one person in 1,000 people. For people with Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva, it usually occurs in the right sinus, rarely in the left. Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva is a congenital disease and may possibly be associated with heart defects. This condition is sometimes associated with Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Marfan Syndrome. It could also result from syphilis, chest injuries, atherosclerosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, infective endocarditis and cystic medial necrosis. When Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva is unruptured, it can be asymptomatic. As such, the condition may go undetected until symptoms become apparent or medical imaging is performed.

Treatment

Therapy for Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva includes controlling blood pressure by use of medicines, such as beta-blockers. However, the long-term treatment is surgical repair. Surgery for Aneurysm of sinus Valsalva is usually based on the rate of increase in size and the diameter of the aortic root, which are both determined through several echocardiography tests.

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