‡Small Animal Practice Teaching Unit. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Summerhall, Edinburgh.
Idiopathic pericardial haemorrhage in dogs: a review of fourteen cases
Article first published online: 10 APR 2008
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Volume 23, Issue 9, pages 483–500, September 1982
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GIBBS, C., GASKELL, C. J., DARKE, P. G. G. and WOTTON, P. R. (1982), Idiopathic pericardial haemorrhage in dogs: a review of fourteen cases. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 23: 483–500. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.1982.tb02508.x
- Issue published online: 10 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 10 APR 2008
The clinical and radiological findings in 14 cases of idiopathic pericardial haemorrhage are reported. Seven dogs recovered following treatment by pericardial drainage (six cases) or pericardectomy (one case). Four cases later relapsed of which two were again treated successfully. One dog apparently responded to conservative treatment but died of a relapse one month later. In the remaining six animals, which all died or were destroyed during either investigation or treatment, pericardial haemorrhage was confirmed at post-mortem examination.