Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

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Case 17

Two-dimensional echocardiogram

Left sided view

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This left-sided view shows the proximal descending aorta (AO) and the main pulmonary artery (PA). There is a structure between these two vessels but it cannot be visualized as well as it could from the previous right-sided view in this dog.

Color flow Doppler (Same view as above)

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The color flow Doppler revealed continuous flow going from the aorta, through the structure, and into the pulmonary artery. This frame is taken in systole and shows a turbulent jet flowing into the main pulmonary artery all the way back to the pulmonic valve.

Video clip of a color flow echocardiogram from a dog with the same abnormality as "Chico."


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