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New Emirates Medical Journal

Volume 1, 2 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 0250-6882 (Online)
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An Aortic “Supravalvular Shelf” is Not Always Innocuous

Laszlo Göbölös1, *, Gurjyot Bajwa1, Jehad Ramahi1, Pier Carlo Bergonzi2, Gopal Bhatnagar1
1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2 Department of Cardiovascular Intensive Care, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Supravalvular aortic stenosis is a rare cause of secondary aortic root distension and/or aortic valve regurgitation. Non-syndromic aortic aneurysms may also occur in young adults and can develop silently, representing an asymptomatic, life-threatening condition. Clinicians should, therefore, be alert to the possibility of this uncommon, but potentially serious disease, often first revealed by an imaging modality requested for other indications, even in case of an established, more benign diagnosis.

Keywords: Aortic valve, Supravalvular membrane, Chronic, Aortic dissection, Aortic root, Pathological changes.

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Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2020
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
First Page: 17
Last Page: 19
Publisher Id: nemj-1-17
DOI: 10.2174/0250688202002021101

Article History:

Received Date: 28/10/2019
Revision Received Date: 26/12/2019
Acceptance Date: 30/12/2019
Electronic publication date: 11/03/2020
Collection year: 2020

© 2020 Göbölös et al.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, PO Box: 112412, United Arab Emirates; Tel: +971-554-313-513; +971-2-501-9000; Ext. 49700; E-mail:


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Emirates Cardiac Society
Emirates Medical Association

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