Mass. Veterinary  Cardiology Services, Inc.
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LOCATIONS: Agawam, MA • South Deerfield, MA
(413) 734-1292

Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia

The valve consists of 3 irregular shaped flaps. During fetal development these flaps are attached to the septum. As the fetus matures these bonds, which hold the flaps open, degrade leading to a functioning valve which closes tightly when the right ventricle contracts. Failure of these bonds to degrade commonly causes tricuspid valve dysplasia to occur.

Breeds predisposed to this should be screened by echocardiogram.

Breeds: Borzoi, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Labrador Retriever, and Weimaraner.

Mass. Veterinary Cardiology Services, Inc., 305 Suffield St., Agawam, MA 01001 • Tel: (413) 734-1292 • Fax: (413) 372-5127

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