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Musical murmur in a dog with acute chordae tendineae rupture

Sa Hee Min; Min Hee Kang; Hee Myung Park.
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research; 53(4): 263-264, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wprim-799605
A 6 year-old, spayed female, Maltese dog was presented with precordial thrill and mild coughing. Thoracic auscultation revealed a grade V/VI systolic murmur with maximal intensity over the left apex characterized by musical murmur. Echocardiography revealed mild myxomatous degeneration of mitral valve and ruptured chordae tendineae. Musical murmur was produced due to the vibration of ruptured piece of chordae tendineae along with regurgitant flow. After treatment with furosemide and ramipril, clinical signs resolved and precordial thrill reduced. This case report describes typical clinical signs and phonocardiogram of musical murmur in a dog with acute chordae tendineae rupture.
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