Where does my blood flow go? Flow to the left…..flow to the right… and some bubbles to boot.
Follow the flow of Dr. Peter Modler’s beautiful demonstration of a reverse VSD in a cat confirmed with a bubble study and color flow Doppler. Remember color flow acronym BART; Blue Away Red Toward the ultrasound transducer to follow the direction of flow in this July 2012 SonoPath case of the month.
An 11-month-old cat was referred owing to generalized weakness and exercise intolerance. A 4/6 systolic heart murmur was auscultated during the physical exam. Echocardiography revealed a VSD in combination with a double-chambered right ventricle and a R-L shunt.