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Case 11

Color Flow Doppler Echocardiography

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Blood can be seen to flow from the left ventricle (LV) into the left atrium (LA) in systole on this color flow Doppler image. The jet is large, extending into the distended pulmonary vein seen earlier. There is also a color jet emanating from the right ventricle (RV) into the right atrium.

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This image shows blood flowing from the left atrium (LA) through the defect in the atrial septum into the right atrium (RA) during systole (cursor on the ECG is between the QRS complex and the end of the T wave). PV; pulmonary vein. AO; aorta. PA; pulmonary artery.


Mark D. Kittleson, D.V.M., Ph.D. All rights reserved.