Successful Percutaneous Closure of an Aorto-right Ventricular Fistula After Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement: A Case Report

Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2024 Jan;52(1):64-67. doi: 10.5543/tkda.2023.81524.


Rupture of a sinus of valsalva aneurysm (SVA) and the development of an aorto-right ventricular fistula (ARVF) is a rare condition, associated with high morbidity and mortality rates if left untreated. Opening of the SVA rupture into the right heart chambers may result in various morbidities, such as pulmonary hypertension. We present a case of a patient who developed ARVF following sutureless aortic valve replacement, and was subsequently treated successfully via a percutaneous approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Aneurysm* / surgery
  • Aortic Valve / surgery
  • Fistula* / etiology
  • Fistula* / surgery
  • Heart Ventricles / surgery
  • Humans
  • Sinus of Valsalva* / diagnostic imaging
  • Sinus of Valsalva* / surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures*