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Background: Angiostrongylus vasorum is a nematode living in the pulmonary arteries of canids. Infected dogs develop severe pulmonary lesions which can potentially lead to pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, reports of PH in natural infected dogs are scant. One of the possible causes of the low...

Author(s)
Corda, A.; Carta, S.; Varcasia, A.; Tamponi, C.; Evangelisti, M. A.; Scala, A.; Parpaglia, M. L. P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Parasites and Vectors, 2019, 12, 286, pp (4 June 2019)
Abstract

Background: In both humans and dogs the pulmonary vasculature is able to recruit large-diameter anatomical intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses (IPAVAs). In healthy people the opening of these anastomoses affects the degree of exercise-induced increase in pulmonary arterial pressure. The...

Author(s)
Matos, J. N.; Malbon, A.; Dennler, M.; Glaus, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 2016, 18, 2, pp 110-124
Abstract

A seven-month-old Cocker Spaniel had a cough, acute lethargy, decreased responsiveness, and episodes of hyperexcitability. There were bilateral generalized increased lung sounds, bilateral episcleral hemorrhage, and systemic hypertension. Prolonged buccal mucosal bleeding time and elevated D-dimer...

Author(s)
Zarelli, M.; Shiel, R.; Gallagher, B.; Skelly, C.; Cahalan, S.; McAllister, H.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2012, 53, 4, pp 420-423
Abstract

A dog was presented with a history of dyspnea, coughing, and ascites. Angiostrongylosis and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) were found, as well as a marked discordance between the electrical and mechanical events of the heart. Pulmonary arterial hypertension related to Angiostrongylus...

Author(s)
Nicolle, A. P.; Chetboul, V.; Tessier-Vetzel, D.; Sampedrano, C. C.; Aletti, E.; Pouchelon, J. L.
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2006, 47, 8, pp 792-795
Abstract

A one-year-old female neutered beagle was presented with marked abdominal effusion. Echocardiography showed marked dilatation of the right cardiac chambers, an atrial septal defect and severe tricuspid insufficiency. Systolic pulmonary arterial pressure (sPAP), evaluated by continuous wave Doppler...

Author(s)
Estèves, I.; Tessier, D.; Dandrieux, J.; Polack, B.; Carlos, C.; Boulanger, V.; Muller, C.; Pouchelon, J. L.; Chetboul, V.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2004, 45, 4, pp 206-209