Recruitment of arteriovenous pulmonary shunts may attenuate the development of pulmonary hypertension in dogs experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum.

@article{Matos2012RecruitmentOA,
  title={Recruitment of arteriovenous pulmonary shunts may attenuate the development of pulmonary hypertension in dogs experimentally infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Miguel Matos and Manuela Schnyder and Rima N. Bektas and Mariano A Makara and Annette Kutter and Simone D. Jenni and Peter Deplazes and Tony Glaus},
  journal={Journal of veterinary cardiology : the official journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={313-22}
}
OBJECTIVES The purposes of this study were to evaluate if (1) Angiostrongylus vasorum-infected dogs recruit pulmonary arteriovenous (AV) shunts attenuating the development of pulmonary hypertension (PH), detectable using saline contrast echocardiography, (2) anthelmintic therapy causes an acute increase in pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP), (3) Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) allows detection of mild changes in right ventricular function secondary to pulmonary (vascular) disease. ANIMALS 6… CONTINUE READING
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