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Vol. 12, Special Issue 12 (2023)

A case report on dilated cardiomyopathy-induced pleural effusion in a great Dane

Author(s):
Advait Milind Swami, Dr. V Vijayanand, Dr. M Balagangatharathilagar, Dr. Vishnurahav and Dr. E Madhesh
Abstract:
A four-and-a-half-year-old male Great Dane dog was presented at Small Animal Medicine Unit of Veterinary Clinical Complex, Tirunelveli with a history of abdominal distension, severe cough, activity intolerance and panting for past 1 week. A right lateral radiograph was taken which revealed complete border effacement of the cardiac silhouette suggesting pleural effusion. Point-of-care thoracic ultrasound (POCTUS) was performed according to Vet BLUE protocol and it revealed anechoic content at the cranial, middle and Perihilar region. Echocardiographic findings revealed Left Ventricular diameter after diastole - 7.48 cm, Left Ventricular diameter after systole 6.51 cm, Ejection fraction – 27% and fractional shortening – 13%. Needle thoracocentesis was performed as an emergency protocol to alleviate respiratory distress. Patient showed improvement after performing thoracocentesis.
Pages: 320-324  |  86 Views  51 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Advait Milind Swami, Dr. V Vijayanand, Dr. M Balagangatharathilagar, Dr. Vishnurahav and Dr. E Madhesh. A case report on dilated cardiomyopathy-induced pleural effusion in a great Dane. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(12S): 320-324.
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