Valsalva(văl-săl′və, väl-säl′vä)Antonio Maria 1666-1723
- Italian anatomist known for his detailed studies of the ear, his innovative surgical approach to aneurysms, and the use of the Valsalva maneuver. He was also an early advocate for the compassionate treatment of the mentally ill.
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One such case seen only at autopsy had a rupture of the aorta just above the sinus of Valsalva and died of hemopericardium.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
There are three methods of inflating the tympanum: Valsalva's method, Politzer's method, and by means of the Eustachian catheter.
During inflation by Valsalva's method the air may be heard to whistle through the perforation.
When Morgagni went to the university, Valsalva was at the zenith of his brilliant career as an anatomist.Makers of Modern Medicine
James J. Walsh
From the anterior and left posterior sinuses of Valsalva the coronary arteries arise.