Delayed rupture of the right sinus of valsalva into the right atrium after percutaneous coronary intervention

Seung Yong Shin, Hyung N. Joo, Sang Yup Lim, Seong Mi Park, Soon Jun Hong, Wan Joo Shim, Do Sun Lim

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Rupture of the sinus of Valsalva is an extremely rare complication after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Because it usually results from the retrograde extension of a dissection of the right coronary artery and may quickly spread to involve the entire aorta, it can cause life-threatening complications such as aortic dissection. If the dissection remains localized, it can resolve spontaneously in the first month. Our patient experienced a delayed rupture of the right sinus of Valsalva into the right atrium at approximately 3 months after PCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-392
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 21



  • Angioplasty
  • Complications
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Sinus of Valsalva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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