Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Compend Contin Educ Vet. 2007 Jul;29(7):405-11.

Canine pericardial effusion: diagnosis,treatment, and prognosis.

Author information

1
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, USA.

Abstract

Most cases of pericardial effusion can be diagnosed with a thorough physical examination. Physical examination findings may include muffled heart sounds, pulsus paradoxus, and jugular venous distention. Radiographs may show a globoid cardiac silhouette. Echocardiography is reliable in diagnosing pericardial effusion. Pericardiocentesis is indicated for the emergency treatment of pericardial tamponade. Pericardiectomy may improve survival in some dogs. The prognosis varies greatly, depending on the underlying cause.

Comment in

PMID:
17727047
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center