Unusual Presentation of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm


1 Department of Cardiology,

2 Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C., TEHRANIRAN.


Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm (SVA) is caused by dilation, usually of a single sinus of Valsalva, from a separation between the aortic media and the annulus fibrosus. Indeed, a deficiency of normal elastic tissues and abnormal development of the bulbus cordis have been associated with the development of SVA. We report a 31-year-old man with unusual presentation of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm. (Tanaffos2010; 9(3): 65-68)