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Echocardiographic diagnosis of an anomaly of the tricuspid valve in a male pygmy goat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1559892     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 3-year-old male pygmy goat was evaluated because of a grade III/V plateau pansystolic murmur that was auscultated over the tricuspid valve area and a grade II/V plateau pansystolic murmur that was auscultated over the left heart base. Echocardiography revealed a large right atrium and ventricle, an atrial septal defect, and a dysplastic tricuspid valve displaced apically into the right ventricle. Contrast echocardiography and color-flow Doppler echocardiography revealed flow from right to left through the atrial septal defect and severe tricuspid regurgitation. A diagnosis of tricuspid valve dysplasia and severe tricuspid regurgitation was made. This anomaly (Ebstein's anomaly) of the tricuspid valve should be considered in goats that have systolic, with or without diastolic, murmurs over the tricuspic valve. Two-dimensional echocardiography can confirm the diagnosis of the anomaly. The associated tricuspid regurgitation and interatrial right-to-left shunt flow can be detected and semiquantitated by use of contrast, continuous wave, and color-flow Doppler echocardiography.
S Y Gardner; V B Reef; J E Palmer; J M Reimer; R W Sweeney
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association     Volume:  200     ISSN:  0003-1488     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-08     Completed Date:  1992-05-08     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503067     Medline TA:  J Am Vet Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square 19348.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography / veterinary*
Electrocardiography / veterinary
Goat Diseases / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / ultrasonography,  veterinary
Tricuspid Valve / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  veterinary

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