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J Vet Med Sci. 2017 Oct 7;79(10):1712-1715. doi: 10.1292/jvms.17-0217. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

Atrial septal defect in a Korean wild raccoon dog.

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1
Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, 1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, 200-701, Gangwon-do, South Korea.
2
Kangwon National University Wildlife Medical Rescue Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, 1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, 200-701, Gangwon-do, South Korea.
3
Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kangwon National University, 1 Kangwondaehak-gil, Chuncheon-si, 200-701, Gangwon-do, South Korea.

Abstract

An approximately two-year-old, male 6.1 kg body weight, Korean wild raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides koreensis) was captured by the wildlife medical rescue center of Kangwon National University. Upon physical examination, the heart rate was 87 beats per min and there were no clinical signs. The hematological, and blood biochemical profiles revealed no remarkable findings; however, thoracic radiographs showed cardiac enlargement, especially in the right atrium. On electrocardiogram, sinus node dysfunction and bradyarrhythmia were revealed. Echocardiography showed a left-to-right shunting atrial septal defect. Based on these findings, this Korean wild raccoon dog was diagnosed with atrial septal defect. This is the rare case report of atrial septal defect in wildlife.

KEYWORDS:

atrial septal defect; echocardiography; electrocardiography; raccoon dog; thoracic radiography

PMID:
28804099
PMCID:
PMC5658565
DOI:
10.1292/jvms.17-0217
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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