Letter to the Editor| Volume 41, ISSUE 4, P438-439, July 2014

Presumed ‘suicidal right ventricle’ in a Cocker Spaniel dog undergoing pulmonary valve balloon dilation and its prevention in an analogous case

      Two cases of related Cocker Spaniel dogs undergoing pulmonary valve balloon dilation to treat pulmonic stenosis are reported. Both were referred for heart murmur investigation.
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