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Doppler echocardiographic description of double-inlet left ventricle in an Arabian horse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20634162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Univentricular atrioventricular (AV) connections are rare and complex congenital cardiac anomalies in which both AV valves communicate into a large, common (single) receiving chamber. The common chamber can be of left, right, or mixed ventricular morphology. Although well documented in people, reports of the double-inlet ventricle malformation are rare in the veterinary literature. This report provides description of an Arabian horse with a double-inlet univentricular connection of left ventricular type, a hypoplastic subpulmonary right ventricle, two muscular ventricular septal defects, and a stenotic mitral valve. Transthoracic Doppler echocardiography enabled antemortem diagnosis, and provided an assessment of intracardiac hemodynamics. The findings indicate that Doppler echocardiography is a useful, noninvasive tool for evaluating equine patients with congenital univentricular AV connections, such as a double-inlet left ventricle.
Cassidy D Sedacca; Janice M Bright; June Boon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1875-0834     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vet Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-20     Completed Date:  2010-12-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163270     Medline TA:  J Vet Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, 300 West Drake Road, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler / veterinary
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / veterinary
Echocardiography, Doppler, Pulsed / veterinary
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography,  veterinary*
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / ultrasonography,  veterinary
Heart Ventricles / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Horse Diseases / congenital,  ultrasonography*
Horses / abnormalities
Mitral Valve / abnormalities

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