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Right Sinus of Valsalva Fistula to the Right Ventricle as a Cause of Severe Heart Failure

Gabriel E. Pérez Baztarrica, Ignacio Vaca, Alejandro Botbol, Norberto Blanco, Rafael Porcile

Keywords : Sinus of Valsalva, Fistula, Rupture, Heart failure

Citation Information : Baztarrica GE, Vaca I, Botbol A, Blanco N, Porcile R. Right Sinus of Valsalva Fistula to the Right Ventricle as a Cause of Severe Heart Failure. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2018; 60 (1):35-36.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-60-1-35

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 18-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Fistula arising from ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is an uncommon cause of congestive heart failure, and it is even rarer in the absence of an aneurysm. We present the case of a female patient with acute idiopathic rupture of the right sinus of Valsalva to the right ventricle and atrium in the absence of typical aneurysm. This anomaly resulted in a left-to-right shunt leading to rapidly progressive heart failure.

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