Spontaneous Rupture of a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Middle-Aged Weightlifter
We recently published an interesting, unique case regarding "Spontaneous Rupture of a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Middle-Aged Weightlifter."
We describe a 58-year-old Caucasian male weightlifter who presented with acute shortness of breath after finishing his extensive exercise routine. Acute aortic valve regurgitation, due to spontaneous rupture of a bicuspid aortic valve, was diagnosed. Urgent surgical intervention was carried out, during which the bicuspid aortic valve was resected and replaced with an On-X bileaflet mechanical valve. The patient remains asymptomatic and is treated with warfarin, being in excellent physical condition 4 years after aortic valve replacement.
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Karvounaris, S. A., Sivitanidis, E., Mavrommatis, P. P., & Papaetis, G. S. (2021). Spontaneous Rupture of a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Middle-Aged Weightlifter. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 8(2), 002234. https://doi.org/10.12890/2021_002234