Cor triatriatum sinister in a dog.


Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


This report describes the transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic features of cor triatriatum sinister in an asymptomatic 6-year-old male French bulldog. Although cor triatriatum sinister represents a well-known and widely described cardiac malformation in humans, its description in the canine population is rare. In this clinical case, non-invasive echocardiographic techniques were helpful in visualizing and characterizing the lesion, allowing a valuable assessment of the malformation, and its hemodynamic consequences.


Canine,Cardiac malformation,Left atrium,Transesophageal echocardiography,

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