Congenital bicuspid aortic valve in an English bulldog

Lance C Visser, Brian A. Scansen

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A bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) demonstrating moderate valvular stenosis and mild insufficiency was identified in an asymptomatic 1-year-old male cryptorchid English bulldog by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. The BAV was most consistent with type 3 morphology, based upon human classification. Pulmonary valve dysplasia with mild pulmonary stenosis and a suspected persistent left cranial vena cava were also identified. Although BAV is the most common congenital cardiac malformation in humans, it is rare in the dog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-92
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Veterinary Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortic stenosis
  • Canine
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Physiology


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