Congenital sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are a rare entity. In an unknown percentage of patients, the aneurysms rupture into various cardiac chambers leading to symptoms of heart failure. This video demonstrates the technique of repairing a ruptured right coronary sinus aneurysm into the right atrium. Although the approach may vary depending on the site of rupture, the basic principles are similar for all varieties.
The video can also be viewed, larger, in a new window: Bicameral Repair of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
Publication Date: 12-May-2011
Last Modified: 12-May-2011