Congenital coronary-pulmonary arterial shunt in a ...
|Title||Congenital coronary-pulmonary arterial shunt in a German shepherd dog: diagnosis and surgical correction|
|Author(s)||Augusta Pelosi, Etienne Côté, George E. Eyster|
|Journal||Journal of Veterinary Cardiology|
|Abstract||Background A 10 week-old intact female German shepherd dog was examined because of a heart murmur.; Methods An echocardiogram revealed an extracardiac left-to-right shunt. An angiogram identified shunting between the aorta and the pulmonary artery in an unusual location.; Results Thoracotomy was performed to better identify and correct the lesion; a tubular shunt between the left coronary artery and the pulmonary artery was found and ligated in a closed-heart procedure. The murmur resolved immediately upon ligation and the dog’s heart size normalized over a period of several months after surgery.; Conclusion In the dog, surgical correction of a coronary artery-pulmonary artery shunt can be performed without complications and can be associated with reversal of cardiac remodeling.|
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