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Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2019;59(3):161-163.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14405/kjvr.2019.59.3.161    Published online October 28, 2019.
Echocardiographic features of indirect Gerbode defect in a cat
Sang-Kwon Lee1, Namsoon Lee2, Kyoung-Oh Cho1, Mahmoud Soliman1, Munsu Yun3, Jihye Choi1
1College of Veterinary Medicine and BK 21 Plus Project Team, Chonnam National University
2College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
3Time Animal Medical Center
Correspondence:  Jihye Choi, Tel: 82-62-530-2821, Fax: 82-62-530-2809, 
Email: imsono@chonnam.ac.kr
Abstract
This report describes the echocardiographic features of an indirect Gerbode defect in a young cat. Echocardiography revealed high-velocity, turbulent systolic flow directed from left ventricle to right ventricle through a ventricular septal defect. The flow immediately entered the right atrium through a tricuspid septal leaflet. The indirect-type Gerbode defect was confirmed through necropsy. When a high-velocity turbulent flow in the RA without pulmonary hypertension is observed on echocardiography, Gerbode defect should be considered.
Key Words: complex cardiac malformation, feline, perimembranous ventricular septal defect, tricuspid leaflet defect


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