Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm

R. J. Howard, James H Moller, A. R. Castaneda, R. L. Varco, D. M. Nicoloff

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Twenty six patients underwent operative repair of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. There were 17 male and 9 female subjects aged 5 to 66 years. Six patients died following the initial operative procedure. All had other cardiac lesions that required operative treatment. Three patients required a second operation, 2 for recurrent rupture and 1 for rupture of a different sinus aneurysm. One of these patients died after the second procedure. There was one late death. Of the 18 surviving patients, 14 had no symptoms at follow up. Three had only mild symptoms of increased fatigability, dizziness, and shortness of breath. One patient was lost to follow up after surgery. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm should be repaired when discovered. Unruptured aneurysms are usually repaired at operation for other cardiac lesions. Isolated, unruptured aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva can be followed until rupture occurs since there is still ample time for thorough cardiac evaluation before operative correction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-427
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume66
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973

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Howard, R. J., Moller, J. H., Castaneda, A. R., Varco, R. L., & Nicoloff, D. M. (1973). Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 66(3), 420-427.

Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. / Howard, R. J.; Moller, James H; Castaneda, A. R.; Varco, R. L.; Nicoloff, D. M.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 66, No. 3, 01.12.1973, p. 420-427.

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Howard, RJ, Moller, JH, Castaneda, AR, Varco, RL & Nicoloff, DM 1973, 'Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm' Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 420-427.
Howard RJ, Moller JH, Castaneda AR, Varco RL, Nicoloff DM. Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1973 Dec 1;66(3):420-427.
Howard, R. J. ; Moller, James H ; Castaneda, A. R. ; Varco, R. L. ; Nicoloff, D. M. / Surgical correction of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm. In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1973 ; Vol. 66, No. 3. pp. 420-427.
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