Palliative balloon angioplasty in a cat with right pulmonary arterial branch stenoses and concurrent absence of the left pulmonary artery

Heidi McDevitt, Christopher D Stauthammer, Damon Leeder, Melissa Hanson, Janet Olson, Daniel Gruenstein

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Abstract

Unilateral absence of the left or right pulmonary artery with concurrent contralateral pulmonary arterial branch stenoses is an exceptionally rare disorder. We describe this anomaly in a cat with severe exercise intolerance and respiratory distress. Transthoracic echocardiography and angiography demonstrated the absence of the left pulmonary artery with concurrent right pulmonary branch stenosis. Palliative balloon angioplasty of the right pulmonary artery substantially reduced right ventricular systolic pressure load and alleviated the patient's clinical signs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Veterinary Cardiology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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Copyright 2013 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Congenital
  • Feline
  • Stenosis

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