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Congenital coronary-pulmonary arterial shunt in a German shepherd dog: Diagnosis and surgical correction.
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PMID:  21636339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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.
Augusta Pelosi; Etienne Côté; George E Eyster
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1875-0834     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163270     Medline TA:  J Vet Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.
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