Right heart obstruction from a balloon-like sinus of Valsalva aneurysm in a patient with Down syndrome

S. Douglas Lee, Majo Joseph, A. Stephane Lambert, C. David Mazer, Stuart J. Hutchison

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Abstract

A 40-year-old man with Down syndrome presented with right heart failure. He was markedly obese and had severe developmental delay. There was marked edema and an early diastolic sound. Transthoracic echocardiography suggested a right heart mass. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed an unruptured balloon-like sinus of Valsalva aneurysm within the right atrium that obstructed the tricuspid orifice. The patient died in hospital of mixed obstructive and/or septic shock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume18
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2002

Keywords

  • Aneurysm
  • Obstruction

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