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Percutaneous occlusion of a muscular ventricular septal defect with an Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder.
|Title||Percutaneous occlusion of a muscular ventricular septal defect with an Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Margiocco ML, Bulmer BJ, Sisson DD|
|Journal||Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology|
|Date Published||2008 Jun|
|Keywords||Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Animals, Balloon Occlusion, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Echocardiography, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Male, Treatment Outcome|
Ventricular septal defects are a relatively common congenital cardiac disease that, when severe, can be associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Several minimally invasive methods of repair have been described in the human literature. This report describes the first case of percutaneous closure of a naturally occurring muscular septal defect using an Amplatzer occluder in a dog affected by concurrent pulmonic stenosis. Based on this experience catheter-based occlusion of muscular ventricular septal defects is a feasible option in dogs. Further studies are necessary to identify the attributes and limitations of the technique.
|Alternate Journal||J Vet Cardiol|