Pulmonary Hypertension

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This is a 3-year old mix breed dog with moderate mitral insufficiency, nephritic syndrome and acute pulmonary hypertension potentially due to pulmonary thromboembolism.

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3 Years


Mitral insufficiency is measured with CW Doppler to maximize the insufficiency jet at 6.02 m/sec.
CW spectral Doppler assessment of the tricuspid insufficiency visible in the prior video. The tricuspid insufficiency velocity is 3.5 meters/sec indicative of moderate pulmonary hypertension. This is a key measurement to perform when pulmonary embolism is suspected since pulmonary hypertension can form rapidly in these cases.
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