Valsalva Val·sal·va (vāl-sāl'və, väl-säl'vä), Antonio Maria. 1666-1723.
Italian anatomist known for his detailed studies of the ear.
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.
One such case seen only at autopsy had a rupture of the aorta just above the sinus of valsalva and died of hemopericardium.
From the anterior and left posterior sinuses of valsalva the coronary arteries arise.
When Morgagni went to the university, valsalva was at the zenith of his brilliant career as an anatomist.