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Balloon valvuloplasty for treatment of pulmonic stenosis in English Bulldogs with an aberrant coronary artery.
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PMID:  20102492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: English Bulldogs (EB) with pulmonic stenosis (PS) sometimes have an aberrant coronary artery (CA) type R2A encircling the pulmonary artery (PA). Balloon valvuloplasty (BV) is treatment of choice for severe PS, but is considered to be contraindicated in dogs with aberrant CA.
HYPOTHESIS: Conservative BV in EB with aberrant CA is safe and improves clinical signs and quality of life.
ANIMALS: Four client-owned EB with severe PS were retrospectively reviewed/analysed.
METHODS: Retrospective study: Case records, echocardiography, BV, and follow-up investigations of EB diagnosed with severe PS and treated with BV were reviewed. The ratios of PA to aortic (Ao) velocity time integral (VTI) were calculated to assess progression/improvement of PS.
RESULTS: An aberrant CA was confirmed on angiography in all EB. Conservative BV was performed, using a balloon of the size of the PA annulus or smaller (0.6-1 x PA annulus size). All dogs survived the procedure, but only a mild reduction in pressure gradient was achieved. There was an improvement in PA to Ao VTI in 3 of 4 dogs (P < or = .017), which were free of evidence of congestive heart failure (CHF) 5, 10, and 15 months after BV. One dog that had right-sided CHF when BV was performed died due to progressive right-sided CHF within 3 months.
CONCLUSIONS: Conservative BV in EB might be safe and might improve quality and quantity of life.
S Fonfara; Y Martinez Pereira; S Swift; H Copeland; J Lopez-Alvarez; N Summerfield; P Cripps; J Dukes-McEwan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0891-6640     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vet. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  2011-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708660     Medline TA:  J Vet Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Small Animal Teaching Hospital, University of Liverpool, Leahurst, Chester High Road, Neston CH64 7TE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Balloon Dilation / veterinary*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / veterinary*
Dog Diseases / surgery*
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / surgery,  veterinary*
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
J Vet Intern Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;25(4):771   [PMID:  21777287 ]

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