Atrioventricular septal defect in the cat. Description of a case and the embryological features

Atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is a complex congenital heart disease characterized by abnormal development of the atrioventricular junction, leading to a single atrioventricular orifice with a common atrioventricular valve. AVSD can be classified into complete, partial and intermediate forms. The defect is uncommon in cats and there is a paucity of literature on AVSD in this species. In the first section of the article the clinical, instrumental and pathological findings of a partial form of AVSD in a domestic shorthair cat are presented. In the second section the embryological pathogenesis of the condition is discussed in the light of the most recent knowledge about AVSD.

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  • Authors: 1 Basile A., 2 Biasato I., 2 Tursi M., 3 Bartoloni G.
  • Authors note: 1 Libero Professionista, Catania | 2 Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università degli Studi di Torino | 3 U.O. Anatomia Patologica, Università degli Studi di Catania
  • Year: 2019
  • Reference: Veterinaria Year 33, n. 2, April 2019
  • Pages: 107 - 115
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