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Sinus Of Valsalva Aneurysm

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  Sinus Of Valsalva Aneurysm

Credits: 1.00   Post-Assessment Questions:  4

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 26 Aug 2021
Last Reviewed: 26 Aug 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 60 Minutes

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Activity Description

A sinus of valsalva aneurysm (SOVA) is an abnormal dilatation of the aortic root located between the aortic valve annulus and the sinotubular junction. It occurs as a consequence of weakness of the elastic lamina at the junction of the aortic media and the annulus fibrosis. The function of the normal sinuses is to prevent occlusion of the coronary artery ostia during systole when the aortic valve opens. The normal sinus diameter is less than 4.0 cm for men and 3.6 cm for women. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms can be either congenital or acquired. They are usually isolated, though rare case reports describe aneurysms involving two to three sinuses. Sinus of valsalva aneurysm rupture is a potentially fatal complication and should prompt an urgent referral to a cardiothoracic surgeon for consideration of repair. This activity describes the risk factors, evaluation, and management of sinus of valsalva aneurysms and highlights the role of the interprofessional team in enhancing care delivery for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the etiology of sinus of valsalva aneurysms.
  • Explain the presentation of sinus of valsalva aneurysms.
  • Identify the treatment and management options for sinus of valsalva aneurysms.

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Authors: David Bass
Editors: Vijai Tivakaran
Editors-In-Chief: Amgad Makaryus
Chief Medical Reviewer: Michael Bishop
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, and StatPearls, LLC. The Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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