Un-ruptured Non-Coronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm with Complete Heart Block

Saba Hussain, Faisal Qadir, Pir Sheeraz, M. Asad Bilal Awan


Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiac anomaly with wide spectrum of clinical presentation ranging from asymptomatic state to dreadful complications due to compression of vital surrounding structures or aortic dissection. There are only few reported cases of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm presented with cardiac arrhythmias including complete heart block. We herein, present a case of a 50 year male who presented with complete heart block. A large noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm compressing the surrounding atrioventricular junctional tissue was detected incidentally during echocardiographic study, which was considered to be the cause of patient’s complete heart block. This case report implies the importance of clinical suspicion of secondary causes like sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in patients with complete heart block and utility of echocardiography in the evaluation of heart block patients.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.336.13285

How to cite this:Hussain S, Qadir F, Sheeraz P, Awan MAB. Un-ruptured Non-Coronary Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm with Complete Heart Block. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(6):1531-1533.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.336.13285

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