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Other Cyanotic Heart Diseases in Animals

By

Sandra P. Tou

, DVM, DACVIM, North Carolina State University

Last full review/revision Jan 2020 | Content last modified Jan 2020

Patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, and atrial septal defect with Eisenmenger syndrome are described elsewhere. Other cyanotic heart diseases, including truncus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect with pulmonary atresia, double-outlet right ventricle, and D-transposition of the great arteries, are rare in dogs and cats.

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