Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

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Case 11

Abdominal Ultrasound

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This ultrasound generated image of the liver shows a markedly distended proximal hepatic vein (HV) and caudal vena cava to the right of the vein. This picture is typical of an increase in hydrostatic pressure in the hepatic veins and vena cava and so is typical of a dog with congestive right heart failure. GB, gall bladder.

 

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