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Interventional Closure of a Patent Ductus Arteriosus Using an Amplatz Canine Duct Occluder in an Alpaca Cria

Author:
Chapel, E.C., Lozier, J., Lakritz, J., Schober, K.E.
Source:
Journal of veterinary internal medicine 2017 v.31 no.4 pp. 1221-1224
ISSN:
0891-6640
Subject:
alpacas, angiography, case studies, dogs, echocardiography, females, patent ductus arteriosus, Ohio
Abstract:
A 6‐month old female alpaca cria presented to The Ohio State University for evaluation of a cardiac murmur. Echocardiography revealed a left‐to‐right shunting patent ductus arteriosus, a restrictive left‐to‐right shunting perimembranous ventricular septal defect, and secondary moderate left atrial and ventricular dilation. Aortic root angiography demonstrated a type IIA patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Interventional closure of the PDA was successfully performed, without complication, using an Amplatz canine duct occluder. This case report describes the materials and methods used for interventional closure of a PDA in an alpaca cria.
Agid:
5874287