Hybrid cutting balloon dilatation for treatment of cor triatriatum sinister in a cat.
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.
Stern, JA; Tou, SP; Barker, PCA; Hill, KD; Lodge, AJ; Mathews, KG; Keene, BW
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