Pulmonary hypertension?

-Older small breed dog

-signs of congestive heart failure and mitral valve endocardiosis

-history of previously treated heartworm disease

I did not find tricuspid regurgitation or pulmonic insufficiency to quantify PH but the clinical signs are suspicious.



2 responses to “Pulmonary hypertension?”

  1. LA size is normal so im

    LA size is normal so im doubting left chf. Pulm artery is prominent but need solid TR jets to dx pulm hypertension. A dirty way to assess if pulm hypertension is likely clinical is to scan the cvc and hv of the liver – sdep abdmen position 12. If dilated then right chf starting. In my experience most clinical pht cases have dilated hv and cvc wiht tr velocities usually > 3.5 and more likely higher but just my experience. No study to support that.

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