Dulce was adopted from Pet Rescue Solutions along with her brother, Hiccup this year. They are both only 8 months old. We suspected she had a problem with her heart. We took her to the Cardiologist specialist to have a Echocardiogram done. We got the devastating news that she needs surgery ASAP or she will not live long. Dulce has an enlarged heart, her family is devasted. PLEASE HELP RAISE FUNDS for her surgery... Even $5.00 donation will help a us raise funds. WE NEED SURGERY within the next 3 months or DULCE can die of congestive heart failure. Please read her results of her echocardiogram.
Cardiac Evaluation ***See below report***
Based on the results from the echocardiogram, Dulce has a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is an inherited birth defect of the vessels of the heart. It is the most common heart-related birth defect in dogs and occurs in approximately 0.2 % of the canine population. Overtime the left side of the heart and lungs will become overloaded by the additional blood volume. In most cases, if a PDA is not closed, the heart will become enlarged and fluid will fill the lungs, also known as congestive heart failure. At this time, Dulce's left ventricle is unfortunately SEVERELY ENLARGED with moderately reduced pumped function, and her left atrium is mildly to moderately ENLARGED. These changes are secondary to her PDA, and place her at risk of developing congestive heart failure within the next 3 months. Successful surgical/minimally invasive closure of a PDA prior to the onset of heart failure is typically 100 % curative (with a small percentage of dogs requiring concurrent medical therapy)