J Thorac Dis 2021 Mar;13(3):1833-1850
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysms (SVAs) are rare cardiac lesions that arise due to congenital or acquired etiologies. They could be asymptomatic or cause various clinical manifestations as a consequence of their mass effect on the coronary arteries, heart valves, and other adjacent structures. While the factors predicting SVA rupture are not fully understood, ruptured SVAs carry a high complication and mortality rate, highlighting the need for early recognition and management of unruptured SVAs. Read More