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Heart failure in two West Highland white terriers caused by congenital angiomatous cardiac anomaly
  1. A. Kovačević, DECVIM-CA, DrMedVet1,
  2. C. J. L Little, BVMS, PhD, DVC, MRCVS2,
  3. C. W. Lombard, DrMedVet, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA1 and
  4. S. Schöniger, DrMedVet, DACVP3
  1. 1 Division of Small Animal Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty of University of Bern, Länggasse-Strasse 128, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
  2. 2 Barton Veterinary Hospital and Surgery, 34 New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3BH
  3. 3 Department of Pathology and Infectious Diseases, Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA
  1. Dr Kovačević's present address is British Veterinary Centre, PO Box 25997, Abu Dhabi, uae


The paper describes the clinical and pathological characteristics of an unusual cystic congenital cardiac anomaly that caused clinical signs of congestive heart failure, respiratory distress and cardiac arrhythmias in two West Highland white terrier puppies. In both dogs a definitive diagnosis was made postmortem.

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