Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

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Case 22

This is a gross pathology specimen from another dog with infective endocarditis. Vegetative lesions can be seen on the aortic valve cusps. One lesion has caused one cusp to split (arrow). This dog had severe aortic regurgitation that lead to severe heart failure.

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