Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm in a Cat With Primary Cardiomyopathy

Ramírez Hernández, C. y Barbosa Quintana, Álvaro y Ramírez Romero, R. (2017) Left Ventricular Apical Aneurysm in a Cat With Primary Cardiomyopathy. Veterinary Pathology, 54 (2). pp. 254-257. ISSN 0300-9858

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Abstract A 13-year-old female Persian cat died suddenly after severe respiratory distress. At necropsy, the changes were compatible with congestive heart failure. The heart was enlarged with a flabby and puckered sac-like aneurysm at the apex of the left ventricle. The apical zone showed a thin muscular wall arising from the free wall of the left ventricle connected to a bulged saccular area through a wide communication. Microscopically, the wall of the aneurysm was composed of fibrous connective tissue with neovascularization and sparse atrophied myocardial cells at the margins. A few isolated cardiomyocytes in the lesion stained positively for desmin, and the inner lining of the aneurysm had immunoreactivity to von Willebrand factor and CD31.Mature fibrous connective tissue was interspersed with degenerated and disorganized cardiomyocytes elsewhere in the myocardium, and many small myocardial arteries were tortuous and thickened. In this case of sudden death, the diagnosis was primary cardiomyopathy, with formation of a left ventricular apical aneurysm within an area of marked myocardial fibrosis and cardiomyocyte atrophy. Keywords left ventricle, apical aneurysm, cats, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, diverticulum

Tipo de elemento: Article
Palabras claves no controlados: Left ventricle, Apical aneurysm, Cats, Cardiomyopathy, Heart failure, Diverticulum
Materias: R Medicina > RC Medicina Interna, Psiquiatría, Neurología
Divisiones: Medicina
Usuario depositante: Editor Repositorio
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Ramírez Hernández, C.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Barbosa Quintana, ÁlvaroNO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Ramírez Romero, R.NO ESPECIFICADONO ESPECIFICADO
Fecha del depósito: 20 Mar 2020 15:18
Última modificación: 01 Mayo 2020 15:12
URI: http://eprints.uanl.mx/id/eprint/18127

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