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Aneurysm of Valsalva

  • Antonio F. Corno

Abstract

Aneurysms of sinus of Valsalva are very rare congenital malformations, with an incidence between 0.1 and 3.5% of all congenital heart defects. The incidence is more elevated among the Asian population, with an incidence up to five times higher than in Western population, with a 2:1 to 4:1 male to female ratio, because of the higher incidence of infundibular septal defects; in fact this type of defect may contribute to the instability of the aortic sinuses, particularly of the right sinus.

Keywords

Aortic Valve Ventricular Septal Defect Unruptured Aneurysm Aortic Sinus Aortic Valve Regurgitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio F. Corno
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)LausanneSwitzerland

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