heart surgery

Veterinary cardiology
4:19 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Vets cure puppy's heart with Tri-State's first-ever procedure

Four-month-old "Maggie" rest in the lap of Care Center staffers.
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A Labrador Retriever puppy named Maggie is recovering at home after undergoing the first minimally invasive heart procedure of its kind ever preformed in the Tri-State.

The four-month-old was born with a Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), a congenital heart defect.

Typically the defect is fixed through open-chest surgery but Drs. Megan McLane and Maggie Schuckman of the Care Center in Blue Ash used a minimally invasive intravascular technique that drastically reduces the animal's recovery.

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