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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 731596, 3 pages
Case Report

Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm and Coarctation of Aorta in a Woman at Early Postpartum Period

1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, 1426 Cadde, No. 30/17, Cukurambar, 06510 Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiology, Forum Yasam Hospital, 35110 Mersin, Turkey

Received 4 November 2013; Accepted 6 February 2014; Published 6 March 2014

Academic Editor: Dieter Horstkotte

Copyright © 2014 Erol Sener 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.


Coarctation of aorta and sinus of Valsalva aneurysm are frequently missed congenital cardiac defects that their diagnosis might be delayed. To our knowledge, coincidence of these cardiac defects is unusual and has not been reported in the literature before. Here, we present a patient with coarctation of aorta and ruptured noncoronary sinus of Valsalva aneurysm leading to aorto-right atrial fistula in the early postpartum period and our management of this unusual case.