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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Stern, JA; Tou, SP; Barker, PCA; Hill, KD; Lodge, AJ; Mathews, KG; Keene, BW

Published Date

  • September 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 210

PubMed ID

  • 23680134

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1875-0834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvc.2013.03.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands