Persistent truncus arteriosus in a rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta)

Douglas J. Brandt, Don R. Canfield, Pamela E. Peterson, Andrew G Hendrickx

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A 47-day-old female rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) was examined because of a severe holosystolic heart murmur (grade 5/6) and signs of congestive heart failure. Results of physical examination, thoracic radiography, and cardiac ultrasonography confirmed an advanced stage of congestive heart failure. Due to the animal's age and clinical signs of disease, a congenital heart defect was suspected. Necropsy revealed a rare congenital heart defect known as persistent (common) truncus arteriosus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • veterinary(all)


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