Acute myocardial infarction due to unruptured aneurysm of left sinus of valsalva with aortic valve regurgitation.

Research paper by Je Kyoun JK Shin, Jong Pil JP Jung, Chang Ryul CR Park, Sang Gon SG Lee, Eun Suk ES Shin, Shin Jae SJ Kim, Seong Hoon SH Choi

Indexed on: 29 Nov '05Published on: 29 Nov '05Published in: Journal of Cardiac Surgery


This report describes a 35-year-old woman with unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva presenting as non-ST elevation myocardial infarction due to the compression of the left coronary artery by aneurysm. Cardiac multislice CT and angiogram revealed a large aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva compressing the left main coronary artery. Surgical repair was performed by closing the entrance of the aneurysm and aortic valve replacement. Postoperative coronary flow was restored and thus anginal symptom disappeared.