Hybrid cutting balloon dilatation for treatment of cor triatriatum sinister in a cat

Joshua A Stern, Sandra P. Tou, Piers C A Barker, Kevin D. Hill, Andrew J. Lodge, Kyle G. Mathews, Bruce W. Keene

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Abstract

A hybrid surgical approach and balloon dilatation were performed successfully in a cat with cor triatriatum sinister and clinical signs of congestive heart failure. Left lateral thoracotomy was used to access the heart and cutting balloon followed by standard balloon dilatation were utilized to dilate the perforation in the anomalous left atrial membrane. Clinical signs resolved completely after dilation of the anomalous left atrial membrane. Based upon the outcome of this case, balloon dilatation appears to be a viable treatment option for cats affected with cor triatriatum sinister.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Veterinary Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Dilatation
  • Feline
  • Pulmonary venous anomaly
  • Sinistrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)
  • Physiology

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Stern, J. A., Tou, S. P., Barker, P. C. A., Hill, K. D., Lodge, A. J., Mathews, K. G., & Keene, B. W. (2013). Hybrid cutting balloon dilatation for treatment of cor triatriatum sinister in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 15(3), 205-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2013.03.001