Displasia de válvula tricúspide en un pastor alemán . reporte de caso
Banoy Rodriguez, Valeria | 2020
Tricuspid valve dysplasia (DVT) is a malformation associated with a focal or diffuse thickening of the valve, too short or long tendon cords and papillary muscles. It is considered a rare pathology in canines, this is found in congenital heart disease that can be inherited or acquired. The clinical signs that patients present are: ascites, exercise intolerance, syncope or sudden death. The diagnosis of the disease is mainly based on echocardiography, although complementary diagnostic aids such as chest radiography and electrocardiogram can be used. The treatment is focused on the use of medications such as diuretics, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACEI) inhibitors and inodilators.
It is presented at the veterinary clinic U.D.C.A female canine patient of German Shepherd breed with a history of abdominal distension and lack of appetite, abdominal pain, constant gasping and exercise intolerance. The general clinical examination revealed a 5/6 grade heart murmur, pendulous abdomen, positive succussion test, and polypnea. The diagnostic tests carried out were: abdominal ultrasound, blood count, blood chemistries and abdominal binoculars. The patient is hospitalized by installing gastric, antibiotic and diuretic protector. Cardiological evaluation was performed where the findings found by echocardiography were compatible with TRICUSSIDE VALVE DISPLASIA.