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Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm: An uncommon presentation of shock to the pediatric emergency department. Am J Emerg Med 2021 May 20;49:80-82

Date

06/06/2021

Pubmed ID

34089967

DOI

10.1016/j.ajem.2021.05.050

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85107134900

Abstract

This case report describes a rare etiology of cardiogenic shock, particularly in the pediatric population. A healthy 17 year old male presents from an outside hospital in undifferentiated shock requiring vasopressor support. Ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm was diagnosed by echocardiogram and the patient went emergently to the operating room for surgical repair. We discuss the anatomy, incidence, and risk factors for sinus of Valsalva aneurysms, along with the range of clinical presentations and Emergency Department management of symptomatic rupture of sinus of Valsalva aneurysms.

Author List

Stringer S, Wendt WJ, Salavitabar A, Rogers A

Author

Wendi-Jo Wendt MD Assistant Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin