A 2‐year‐old Boxer with a history of subaortic stenosis and immunosuppressant therapy developed aortic valve infective endocarditis. On echocardiographic examination with simultaneous electrocardiographic tracing, multiple uncommon periannular complications of the aortic valve endocarditis were found, including aorto‐cavitary fistula with diastolic left‐to‐right shunt, tricuspid valve endocarditis, and third‐degree atrioventricular block. Necropsy confirmed the above echocardiographic findings. Although aortic valve endocarditis represents a well‐known disease entity in dogs, the dynamic nature of this condition may allow development of complex and uncommon echocardiographic features.

Unusual presentation of aortic valve infective endocarditis in a dog: Aorto‐cavitary fistula, tricuspid valve endocarditis, and third‐degree atrioventricular block

Romito G.;Diana A.
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Rigillo A.;Morini M.;Cipone M.
2021

Abstract

A 2‐year‐old Boxer with a history of subaortic stenosis and immunosuppressant therapy developed aortic valve infective endocarditis. On echocardiographic examination with simultaneous electrocardiographic tracing, multiple uncommon periannular complications of the aortic valve endocarditis were found, including aorto‐cavitary fistula with diastolic left‐to‐right shunt, tricuspid valve endocarditis, and third‐degree atrioventricular block. Necropsy confirmed the above echocardiographic findings. Although aortic valve endocarditis represents a well‐known disease entity in dogs, the dynamic nature of this condition may allow development of complex and uncommon echocardiographic features.
Romito G.; Diana A.; Rigillo A.; Morini M.; Cipone M.
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