Ventricular septal defect repair in a small dog using cross-circulation.

Geraldine B Hunt, M. R. Pearson, C. R. Bellenger, R. Malik

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A haemodynamically significant ventricular septal defect was diagnosed in a 3-month-old male Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A median sternotomy was performed and the 6.5 kg dog placed on cardiopulmonary bypass using pump-assisted cross-circulation. A 10 mm diameter peri-membranous ventricular septal defect was closed using a continuous suture of 4-0 polypropylene, via a 2.5 cm incision in the right ventricular outflow tract. The duration of cardiopulmonary bypass was 90 minutes. Complications in the immediate postoperative period were mild and easily managed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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