Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Clinico-diagnostic aspects of right sided heart failure in dogs
K Lakshmi, K Padmaja and P Nagaraj
A study on clinico- diagnostic aspects of right side heart failure in dogs was conducted among 10 dogs that were presented to Veterinary Hospital, Bhoiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana state. Dogs suspected for Right side heart failure based on history and clinical signs were subjected to detailed clinical, hemato-biochemical, radiographic, electrocardiographic and ultrasonographic exami nation. Ascites, dyspnoea, lethargy, exercise intolerance, weakness, pedal edema, fluid thrill, tachycardia were clinical manifestations. Decreased levels of hemoglobin, packed cell volume, total erythrocyte count, total protein and albumin with increased levels of ALT, AST, Creatine Kinase-Mb and LDH were the significant hemato-biochemical findings recorded. Thoracic and abdominal radiography revealed cardiomegaly and ground glass appearance respectively. Electrocardiography revealed low voltage QRS complexes suggestive of abdominal effusion. Ultrasonography of the ascitic abdomen revealed anechoic ascitic fluid with floating organs and congested hepatic and portal veins in the hepatic parenchyma. B and M-mode echocardiography and Doppler study revealed dilated right ventricular lumen with turbulent jet flow pattern and mosaic pattern suggestive of Right side heart failure.
How to cite this article:
K Lakshmi, K Padmaja and P Nagaraj. Clinico-diagnostic aspects of right sided heart failure in dogs. 2017; 6(6): 49-53.