Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

Home Up .    Radiographs 2D Echo .    Cardiac Cath Diagnosis

Case 1

Two-dimensional Echocardiograms

Right parasternal long-axis view

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Right parasternal short-axis view

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The echocardiograms show a small amount of pericardial effusion (PE) and a moderate amount of pleural effusion (PL). The heart itself appears normal. The hepatic veins were distended on an abdominal ultrasound exam meaning that systemic venous pressure is increased. LV - left ventricular cavity; RV - right ventricular cavity; LA - left atrial cavity; RA - right atrial cavity.  

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