Spontaneous Rupture of a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Middle-Aged Weightlifter

  • Stylianos Karvounaris Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos Hospital, Paphos, Cyprus
  • Evaggelos Sivitanidis Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, The Interbalkan Medical Center of Thessaloniki, Pylaia, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Petros Mavrommatis Cardiac Care Center, Paphos, Cyprus
  • Georgios Papaetis Internal Medicine and Diabetes Clinic, Paphos, Cyprus; CDA College, Paphos, Cyprus


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.


Published: 2021-01-25

Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 1 (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
Karvounaris S, Sivitanidis E, Mavrommatis P, Papaetis G. Spontaneous Rupture of a Bicuspid Aortic Valve in a Middle-Aged Weightlifter. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002234.

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