||Henry, Ronald E; Daisley, Hubert; Barton, Everard N.|
||Sudden cardiac death caused by coronary ostial compression by an aneurysm of the sinus of valsalva|
||West Indian med. j;38(4):250-2, Dec. 1989.
||A 22-year-old man was asymptomatic until he died suddenly after being startled. Post-mortem examination was normal except for aneurysmal dilation of the left Sinus of Valsalva, the upper margin of which formed a flap-like ridge, partially occluding the ostium of the left main coronary artery which arose immediately above it. Further compression of this "slit-like" orifice by aneurysmal distention was the proposed cause of myocardial ischaemia and arrhythmic death (AU)|
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