Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Complicating Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report

  • Hasna Fahmima Haque Registrar, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Farhana Afroz Registrar, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Samira Rahat Afroze Registrar, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Gaffar Amin Junior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • AKM Musa Professor & Head of the Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • AKM Shaheen Ahmed Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Nandini Datta Resident Medical Officer, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, infective endocarditis

Abstract

Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an uncommon cardiac anomaly, usually congenital but may be acquired & rarely ruptures. A 24- year- old male presented with a history of prolonged fever, loss of appetite and significant weight loss along with exertional dyspnoea, palpitation and mild chest pain together with clubbed fingers and toes, mild splenomegaly and a continuous machinery murmur over the left sternal edge with associated thrill. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm with shunt from aorta to right atrium (RA) and vegetation. He was diagnosed as infective endocarditis with rupture of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm and treated with antibiotics and referred to the cardiothoracic surgeon for repair of ruptured SVA.

Birdem Med J 2015; 5(1) Supplement: 52-55

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Hasna Fahmima Haque, Registrar, Department of Medicine, BIRDEM General Hospital & Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka


Published
2016-06-28
How to Cite
Haque, H., Afroz, F., Afroze, S., Amin, G., Musa, A., Ahmed, A., Rahim, M. A., & Datta, N. (2016). Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Complicating Infective Endocarditis: A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 5(3), 52-55. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v5i3.28540
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Case Reports