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Acute Right Heart Failure in Postpartum Period: An Unusual Case of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm

Sunita Aggarwal, Sheeba Khan, Ankitesh Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Abhishek Verma, Kapil Kumar

Keywords : Percutaneous intervention, Pregnancy, Ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm

Citation Information : Aggarwal S, Khan S, Kumar A, Kumar N, Verma A, Kumar K. Acute Right Heart Failure in Postpartum Period: An Unusual Case of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm. J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2022; 14 (4):471-472.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10006-2082

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Sinus of valsalva aneurysms are uncommon and can be congenital or acquired. They may have variable clinical presentation ranging from asymptomatic cases to congestive heart failure and, in extreme situations, cardiac arrest. Both ruptured and nonruptured valsalva sinus aneurysms can cause deadly consequences, though the prognosis is excellent after treatment. As a result, timely and precise diagnosis is essential. Rupture of sinus of valsalva (RSOV) aneurysm in pregnancy during antepartum is a dreaded complication and can be life-threatening for both mother and fetus. However, it is infrequent with only few cases reported during pregnancy. We report a case of ruptured sinus of valsalva aneurysm in postpartum period with acute right heart failure following uneventful normal vaginal delivery and favorable outcome postpercutaneous intervention.

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