Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

Home Up Radiographs ECG 2D Echoes Color Flow Doppler Angiogram Diagnosis

Case 39

Angiogram - Contrast injected into right atrium

This contrast injection shows a markedly enlarged right atrium with contrast in the severely distended caudal vena cava (caudally) and a markedly enlarged right auricle cranially.

The video shows the same but over time as the contrast is injected.

Video clip of an angiogram with the same view as the picture above

Note the contrast going retrograde into the caudal vena cava, the right auricle filling with time and the relative contrast in the right atrium (more dense) when compared to that in in the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries (less dense). Also note that the contrast stays within the right atrium for a long time.



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