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A tunnel from the left sinus of Valsalva to the right atrium

  • Amira A. A. Al-Hay (a1), Babulal Sethia (a2) and Elliot A. Shinebourne (a1)


We describe an individualised approach in the rare situation of a tunnel between the left aortic sinus of Valsalva and the junction of the superior caval vein with the right atrium. It is necessary, in this rare anomaly, to identify the origin of the left coronary artery prior to intervention.


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Correspondence to: Dr Amira A. A. Al-Hay, C/o Dr EA Shinebourne MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK. Tel: +44 207 351 8540/8541; Fax: +44 207 351 8544; E-mail:,


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A tunnel from the left sinus of Valsalva to the right atrium

  • Amira A. A. Al-Hay (a1), Babulal Sethia (a2) and Elliot A. Shinebourne (a1)


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