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Multiple congenital cardiac abnormalities in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19617498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Necropsy of an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) neonate that stranded dead on Folly Beach, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA, on 17 November 2007, revealed multiple congenital heart malformations. Cardiac anomalies included a hypertrophic right ventricle, ventricular septal defect (VSD), aortic dilation, atrial septal defect (ASD) between a functionally common atrium and a left atrial remnant, subvalvular pulmonic stenosis, and a hypoplastic pulmonary artery and mitral valve. Few incidences of abnormal cardiac development in cetaceans have been published. The case study serves to document a novel congenital heart malformation not previously reported, to our knowledge, in free-ranging bottlenose dolphins.
James W B Powell; Ryan T Archibald; Cheryl A Cross; David S Rotstein; Valerie M Soop; Wayne E McFee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of wildlife diseases     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0090-3558     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Wildl. Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0244160     Medline TA:  J Wildl Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  839-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, Charleston, SC 29412, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Newborn
Animals, Wild
Bottle-Nosed Dolphin / abnormalities*
Fatal Outcome
Heart Defects, Congenital / pathology,  veterinary*

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