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Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog
Article first published online: 6 DEC 2012
© Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society 2012
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Volume 22, Issue 6, pages 710–715, December 2012
How to Cite
Nakamura, R. K., Zuckerman, I. C., Yuhas, D. L., Fenty, R. K. and Bianco, D. (2012), Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 22: 710–715. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-4431.2012.00821.x
- Issue published online: 6 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 6 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 2011
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
- cardiac arrest;
To describe a clinical case of postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog.
An 11-month-old, 2.37 kg female spayed Chihuahua was referred for management post CPR after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest. Postresuscitation a gallop rhythm was identified and an echocardiogram revealed severe left ventricular dilation and severely impaired myocardial contractility with a mild eccentric jet of mitral regurgitation on color Doppler interrogation. The primary differentials were idiopathic or nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy, end-stage myocarditis, or postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction. Echocardiogram was repeated 48 hours later and showed normal left ventricular dimensions and contractility assessed as consistent with postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction.
New or Unique Information Provided
Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction is a common complication of CPR in human medicine and is associated with a worse outcome. This is the first clinical report of postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog.