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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 703646, 3 pages
Case Report

Left Main Compression by a Giant Aneurysm of the Left Sinus of Valsalva: An Extremely Rare Reason for Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock

Department of Interventional Cardiology, Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo, Avenida Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar 44, 05403-900 São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Received 29 July 2015; Revised 25 August 2015; Accepted 30 August 2015

Academic Editor: Mohammad R. Movahed

Copyright © 2015 Bruno L. R. Faillace et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva are very rare and mostly located in the right coronary sinus. They might course with dyspnea, fatigue, and acute coronary syndromes. We present herein an extremely rare case report of a 61-year-old woman diagnosed with external left main coronary compression by a giant aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva, which was successfully managed with percutaneous coronary intervention.