Percutaneous occlusion of a muscular ventricular septal defect with an Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder.

TitlePercutaneous occlusion of a muscular ventricular septal defect with an Amplatzer muscular VSD occluder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsMargiocco ML, Bulmer BJ, Sisson DD
JournalJournal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination61-6
Date Published2008 Jun
ISSN1875-0834
KeywordsAngioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Animals, Balloon Occlusion, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Echocardiography, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular, Male, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1111/j.1365-3164.2011.00980.x
Alternate JournalJ Vet Cardiol