• Veterinary Highlights: New Procedure to Fix A Rare Heart Defect in Dogs?

    19 days ago - By Dawg Business

    Cor triatriatum dexter is a rare congenital heart disease characterized by an extra chamber in the heart. This prevents blood from moving easily through the heart, resulting in a massive fluid buildup elsewhere in the body.
    Open-heart surgery is very risky and cost upward of $20,000.
    The team of specialists at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine are trying a new treatment employing a stent. This acts as a bridge between the heart chambers, allowing for increased blood flow.
    The stent is implanted using a catheter which dramatically shortens the recovery and reduces...
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