Spontaneous closure of a traumatic acquired Gerbode defect in a dog.
Novo Matos, J
J Vet Cardiol
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Gardner, L., Silva, J., & Novo Matos, J. (2022). Spontaneous closure of a traumatic acquired Gerbode defect in a dog.. J Vet Cardiol, 41 194-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2022.03.001
A one-year-old female English Springer Spaniel with no previous history of cardiac disease presented to the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital following a blunt traumatic incident with an acquired, direct Gerbode defect and associated third-degree atrioventricular block. Two months after the initial incident, follow-up echocardiography showed a nearly closed Gerbode defect with just trivial residual flow. A 24-h Holter monitor indicated second-degree atrioventricular block with occasional junctional tachycardia. A reassessment 22 months later confirmed spontaneous closure of the previously acquired traumatic Gerbode defect, with 2:1 second-degree atrioventricular block. The dog remained clinically asymptomatic, and free of treatment. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of spontaneous closure of a previously acquired traumatic Gerbode defect in a dog.
Atrioventricular block, Atrioventricular septal defect, Ventricular septal defect, Animals, Atrioventricular Block, Dog Diseases, Dogs, Echocardiography, Electrocardiography, Female, Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2022.03.001
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337103
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Licence URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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