Sinus of valsalva aneurysm presenting as myocardial infarction during dobutamine stress test

Alexandre C. Ferreira, Eduardo De Marchena, Manuel Mayor, Hooshang Bolooki

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We report a patient with an undiagnosed left sinus of Valsalva aneurysm who, during a dobutamine stress test, had myocardial injury and subsequent infarction. Cardiac catheterization revealed an expanding sinus of valsalva aneurysm compressing the circumflex coronary artery. The clinical manifestation of sinus of Valsalva aneurysm are discussed. This report heightens awareness of the possible effects of the pharmacologic stress test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-402
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996



  • aneurysm
  • dobutamine
  • myocardial infarction
  • valsalva

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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